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Last Post 10/22/2019 9:14 AM by  Sabrina Savage
Objects Hitting the Sun?
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10/21/2019 11:12 AM

    I was wondering if there is any footage of objects hitting the sun?

    Thank you.


    Mitzi Adams

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    10/22/2019 6:43 AM
    Yes, sort of. The coronagrah on SOHO has movies of comets disappearing as they orbit the Sun, we suspect that they went into the solar atmosphere where they vaporized. A coronagraph is a type of solar telescope that has a central disk that covers the bright part of the Sun so that the solar corona can be seen.
    Here is a link to a story about kamikaze comets.
    Here is a link to SOHO's movie page, scroll down to see comets.

    Sabrina Savage

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    10/22/2019 9:14 AM
    Yep! Along with SOHO, the Solar Dynamics Observatory's Atmospheric Imaging Assembly has also caught a few comets as well. This comet totally disintegrated!
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