Friday, January 20, 2012

Comet SDO-1 Paper is in Science Today

A paper was published in Science magazine today about watching the evaporation of C/2011 N3 (SOHO) seen by SDO/AIA to evaporate near the Sun in July (here is a time-lapse image of the comet moving across the disk of the Sun.) The article is at There is also a comment (called a perspective) written by another scientist that describes the research paper.

Here are some links to media accounts describing these comets:

Many thanks to the FOT for finishing the new EVE Cruciform maneuver on Wednesday. The new algorithm gives the EVE science team better data is half the time.