Credit: NASA Science News
The sun has just experienced a storm—not of explosive flares and hot plasma, but of icy comets.
Sundiving comets—a.k.a. "sungrazers"—are nothing new. SOHO typically sees one every few days, plunging inward and disintegrating as solar heat sublimes its volatile ices. But now an amount 25 comets has hit the Sun in only ten days. (read more)