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100 and counting: SOHO's score as the world's top comet finder
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- Title 100 and counting: SOHO's score as the world's top comet finder
- Released 16/04/2003 11:06 am
- Copyright SOHO/LASCO (ESA & NASA)
In a rare celestial spectacle, two comets were observed plunging into the Sun's atmosphere in close succession, on 1 and 2 June 2000. This unusual event on Earth's own star was followed on 2 June 2000 by a likely unrelated but also dramatic ejection of solar gas and magnetic fields on the southwest (or lower right) limb of the Sun.
- Id 199869