On Comets (and Sunrises)

The latest sungrazer comet is also special because it is among the few survivors who go very close to the sun and live to tell the tale. It made it to within 3.5m km of the sun's surface.

Most comets, which are made up of ice and dirt, usually evaporate in the intense sunlight.

"Sungrazer", 2015


Comet Lovejoy

In December of 2011, Comet Lovejoy (C/2011 W3) stunned scientists by traveling through the Sun's corona and survived an estimated 2,200,000° F (1,200,000° C).

"Lovejoy", 2015