Source: NASA Science News
Comet C/2011 N3 fragments as it passes through the sun's atmosphere on July 6, 2011.
Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory/K. Schrijver et al
A paper published in today's issue of Science raises an intriguing new possibility--the presence of abundant comet corpses in the solar wind. The new research is based on dramatic images of a comet disintegrating in the sun's atmosphere last July.(learn more)