Thursday, December 15, 2011

Kamikaze Comet's Last Day?

Hey Space Placers!

Comet Lovejoy may be in the final hours of its existence today as it will be closest to the Sun at 7pm EST today. Here is the link to see the latest SOHO pictures: The main view will be in the lower right corner - LASCO C3 - so make sure you check on Comet Lovejoy as the day progresses. Will it survive? Probably not. What will be the end result of its destruction? No one knows for sure - it may become very bright and then disintegrate into a large cloud or it may go quietly with nothing to mark its passing. Only time, gravity and the Sun's intense heat will tell.

Sky Guy in VA

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