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Sungrazers
Date: 25 Apr 2012

Projected path of comet ISON through the solar corona with previous comets added for comparison.

The corona is seen out to 32 solar radii in LASCO. ISON, projected to pass about 1.7 solar radii above the surface, is within the helmet streamers.

Credit: NASA/Pesnell/Hill.



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