Wednesday, July 6, 2011

AIA captures a comet!

AIA captured an incredible movie of a comet's demise as it entered the solar corona:
AIA 171 Å movie (3.9 MB .mov)

Here's the movie of the comet observed by SOHO LASCO (11 MB .mov)

(For those of you who are curious, here's some information about sungrazing comets.)