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Sundiving Comet and CME
Sundiving Comet and CME (click to enlarge)

Sundiving Comet and CME
Date: 20 Aug 2013

SOHO captured this movie of a sungrazer comet plunging into the sun on 20 August 2013. Also, note the full-halo coronal mass ejection (CME), which appears directly before the comet encounters the sun.

Credit: NASA/SOHO/Dr. Tony Phillips

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Last Updated: 20 Aug 2013