Comet LOVEJOY Survives

We had reported Significant Comet Plunges Toward The Sun and Comet Lovejoy Update: Dec13, 2011

“This is, without any doubt, the brightest sungrazing comet that SOHO has ever seen,” says Karl Battams of the Naval Research Lab in Washington DC.

Incredibly, sungrazing Comet Lovejoy appears to have survived its close encounter with the sun. Lovejoy flew only 140,000 km over the stellar surface during the early hours of Dec. 16th. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory caught the comet emerging from perihelion (closest approach).

Source and author: spaceweather *  (youtube)

8 responses to “Comet LOVEJOY Survives

  1. Bullshit how can a planet travel that fast? It was a comet that just managed to be far enough away from destruction but more of a concern now is where this comet will go as it will of changed course so it be interesting to track also, on the images there appeared to be another bright planet shaped object that was moving to the left above the centre of the sun so wtf was or is that?

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  2. Astounding. NASA uses gravity assist by coming close but this is unbelievable. And what is that small additional body? How can it stay attached to LoveJoy? A neutron bitsy?

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  3. Clearly we need to rethink the physical make up of some comets.
    NO dirty ball of ice can get That close to the sun with out destruction.

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    • Hey Varakienen,
      I’m with you, this is going to raise many questions about comet composition. The survival is a real surprise. The comet had a small companion, it will be interesting to see if that survived as well. Perhaps Lovejoy was a metallic/rocky asteroid with an icy coat…

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  4. Dr.Lim Tharkoo Sui

    Oops, someone just caused problems few with the Solar planet LoveJoy….. One truck (real) went down, though no one was hurt….

    And this is the price people pay for being followed without their consent & knowledge in the astral….. Aye star-gazers some of you are causing problem to others, by teleporting yourself into their lives…… Everyone must now stay away from these reports, issued by space agencies to cause unnecessary worries…. and troubling others…..

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  5. The only thing that troubles me is your posting, Dr. Sui. A “truck” went down? Now Lovejoy is a planet? And who dares to follow me in my asstrail? Opps, sorry. Astral. And if you don’t mind, I will teleport myself anywhere I want to, as long as I pay appropriate flight fees and taxes.Nyaa nyaa. Help us Lord, for we know not what we are talking about.

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  6. Interessting is that the tail of this “oject” goes in direction of the sun but the object is flying away from the sun, how could this be????? i never saw something like that.. whatever this is it is amazing. does anybody now if it flys now in direction of our earth or in any other direction?
    if you dont believe it look at the following lasco c3 pics to the time of the pic, because if you watch only a single pic than it looks like that it flys to the sun, so here we go:


    Nobody

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  7. Citizen Autonomous

    Good gracious! Some good news for a change. Well Love and Joy do survive even the sun.

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