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Comet Survives Close Encounter With Our Sun
2011-12-18 06:18:30

On December 16, an armada of spacecraft witnessed something that many experts thought impossible. Comet Lovejoy flew through the hot atmosphere of the sun and emerged intact.

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2011-01-13 06:25:00

The sun has just experienced a storm—not of explosive flares and hot plasma, but of icy comets.

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2010-01-05 13:10:00

NASA scientists have spotted a comet in space being 'eaten' as it flies too close to the sun.


Word of the Day
cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.