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New Bright Sungrazing Comet

12 Mar 2010, 22:22 UTC
New Bright Sungrazing Comet
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A new bright sungrazing comet has been discovered in the images of SOHO spacecraft. The comet is probably a member of the Kreutz sungrazer family and probably will not survive this close encounter with the Sun. This is the 3rd bright sungrazer found in the last few months. Other 2 bright sungrazers were found in January 2010:http://remanzacco.blogspot.com/2010/01/bright-sungrazing-comet.htmlhttp://remanzacco.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-sungrazing-comet.htmlThe comet is now visible in the images taken by LASCO C3 & C2 cameras of SOHO spacecraft. In the same animation, spanning roughly 12-hours, there is the comet, the planet Mercury and a coronal mass ejection (CME) :C3 MovieImage with labels (Credit: Spaceweather) : C2 Movie (click to see a bigger version)by Ernesto Guido

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