The incredible moment a comet was vaporized by the sun

CNET | 8/19/2019 | Mark Serrels
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Very hot.

There's not much that can survive direct contact with the sun. As a pale, white boy living in Australia I understand this better than anyone.

Comets - Video - Karl - Battans - PhD

But even comets get shredded, as demonstrated by this video, posted by Karl Battans, a computational PhD student studying comets, asteroids, the sun and space weather.

Of course I was on a 3-day vacation when this stunning Kreutz sungrazing comet zoomed through the LASCO cameras. Sadly, its fate was the same as 99% of sungrazers: total...
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