Skip to comments.Comet's Collision with the Sun Captured
Posted on 05/25/2010 10:54:54 AM PDT by Frenchtown Dan
MIAMI A comet plunging into the sun has been captured in 3-D as it hurtled along its kamikaze path for the first time, solar physicists announced Monday.
"We believe this is the first time a comet has been tracked in 3-D space this low down in the solar corona," said solar physicist Claire Raftery, a post-doctoral fellow at UC Berkeley.
Four post-doctoral researchers at UC Berkeley's Space Science's Laboratory used instruments aboard NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) spacecraft to track the so-called sun-grazing comet as it approached the sun. They were able to estimate an approximate time and place of impact.
NASA's STEREO mission, which launched in 2006, is actually made up of twin spacecraft that orbit the sun, one ahead of the Earth and one behind it, and provide stereo views of the sun.
(Excerpt) Read more at space.com ...
Pedal to the metal, and bumpers to rust...
This is the story of Johnny Spud.
It's better to burn out, than to turn to mud.
Can’t view the attachment, but I also thought of Icarus.
“as it hurtled along its kamikaze path for the first time,”
...sooooo, it screwed up the first time it tried to commit stellar suicide and had to try again? Ah, journalism.
Ummmm... I immediately thought to myself, this is bunk. Aint no way a comet would get anywhere near the sun let alone impact it.
Sure enough, that comet never even came close befor it disintegrated...
Great article title!!
How dare you suggest that people being paid to write should actually exhibit some degree of skill in doing so! How insensitive! [You just beat me to the punch.] ;-)
“...as it hurtled along its kamikaze path for the first time...”
Are there examples of pursuing a kamikaze path for a second time....?
Yeah, it vaporized way before contact. But it’s the first photo of such an event, I believe.
Ha! I remember Paulson. His half-baked ideas are as intelligent as zerobama’s, or alwhore.
Wonder if he’s still alive.
I’ll go along with that...
“Hey watch this, I’m only gonna do it once, so pay attention”.
How can a big ball of ice commit suicide. Are we saying there is intelligence in the big ball of ice?
Some day, all of the computers might turn off. And then we will have to rely on the written word.
We are so screwed.
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