Quantcast

Latest Kreutz Sungrazers Stories

Untitled 2
2015-02-25 11:32:42

An unusual comet was spotted by the NASA/ESA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) as it travelled near the sun late last week, and unlike most other comets that make such a voyage, this one actually lived to tell the tale.

comet lovejoy
2015-01-14 13:37:13

For the first time in 11,000 years, Comet Lovejoy will be visible this week. Like so visible, you can see it with just your eyes.

Searching For What Is Left OF Comet ISON
2013-12-05 08:56:07

Just prior to its closest approach to the sun on November 28, Comet ISON went through a major heating event, and likely suffered a major disruption. At this time, scientists are not sure how much of the comet survived intact.

New Comet Discovery May Be Brightest Visitor In Past Hundred Years
2012-09-26 09:16:24

Hale-Bopp, Haley’s, Levy-Shoemaker 9. These are just a few of the more well-known modern comets that have blazed across the night sky in our lifetime.

Comet Corpses In The Solar Wind
2012-01-21 04:13:51

A paper published in the Jan. 20th issue of Science raises an intriguing new possibility for astronomers: unearthing comet corpses in the solar wind. The new research is based on dramatic images of a comet disintegrating in the sun's atmosphere last July.

Some Comets Like It Hot
2012-01-13 11:08:23

Comets are icy and fragile. They spend most of their time orbiting through the dark outskirts of the solar system safe from destructive rays of intense sunlight. The deepest cold is their natural habitat.

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.

The Beginning Of The End For Comet Lovejoy
2011-12-16 04:03:35

The SOHO spaceborne solar observatory today captured comet Lovejoy in its field of view for the first time, indicating that the icy body is on its final destructive plunge towards the Sun.

Sungrazing Comet - Wrong Place, Wrong Time
2011-10-05 11:16:14

NASA's Solar And HelioSpheric Observatory (SOHO) recently witnessed a sungrazing comet being eaten up by a coronal mass ejection (CME).


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
Related