Video of comet colliding with the Sun

<p>This is a cool video from Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center - </p>

<p>Bye</a> Bye Comet! [HD Video] | Flickr - Photo Sharing!</p>

SOHO watched as a fairly bright comet dove towards the Sun in a white streak and was not seen again after its close encounter (May 10-11, 2011). The comet, probably part of the Kreutz family of comets, was discovered by amateur astronomer Sergey Shurpakov. In this coronagraph the Sun (represented by a white circle) is blocked by the red occulting disk so that the faint structures in the Sun's corona can be discerned. Interestingly, a coronal mass ejection blasted out to the right just as the comet is approaching the Sun.


<p>Cool! Awesome find, u<em>u</em>dad! H and I enjoyed it.</p>

<p>Nice. Cant wait to share that one</p>

<p>here is a site for those interested in more sun videos
Current</a> Solar Images</p>

<p>Excuse my ignorance, but we couldn't even directly look at the sun on a video? Couldn't they just dim it or something?</p>

<p>Very cool. When I win the lottery, I am going back to college to study solar physics (heliophysics) :D Seriously...</p>

<p>wow, thanks for sharing.</p>

<p>The "explosion" on the right side of the sun near the end of the video is almost certainly a coincidence. But that's a nice video nonetheless. Kinda bright too.</p>