Friday, December 16, 2011

Comet Lovejoy Survives Death-Plunge into the Sun

Source - Space Weather News for Dec. 16, 2011:

SUNGRAZING COMET SURVIVES: Sungrazing Comet Lovejoy has confounded the experts and survived its close encounter with the sun. Last night, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded amazing movies of the comet entering and exiting the sun's atmosphere. Comet Lovejoy's scorched remnant is now receding from the sun in full view of the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. Visit for the latest movies and discussion.

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