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August 21, 2013

Spectacular Sun Diving Comet and CME - Aug 20, 2013 (Video)

During the late hours of August 20th, an unnamed icy comet from the outer solar system dove into the sun and disintegrated.

A spectacular far-side Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was associated with the death plunge recorded by coronagraphs on board the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO).

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  1. There was two comets , hours apart

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  2. Wonder if ISON will crash into the sun or break apart when it goes around. Darned so many comet hitting the sun as of late!

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  3. ...the comet didn't crash into the sun causing a big splash/CME...you are seeing an electrical "spark gap" /CME as the negatively charged comet moves through the magnetic field of the positively charged sun...the CME/ electric discharge captures the comet...not a result of an impact...
    wf144

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