Friday, October 22, 2010

...And the Comet goes Crash!

Bo Zhou's Comet in the STEREO H1A imager on 19 October (top right, compare with yesterdays image), substantially brighter than on the 18th.

Bo Zhou's comet did not survive its encounter with the Sun. You can see a movie of its encounter in the SOHO chronograph here (again courtesy of Space Weather). Low resolution STEREO COR2 images show the comet evaporating as well, but I'll have to wait for a few days for the high resolution images.

You can download an MPEG animation of the COR2A images: very low resolution, low resolution.

Animation of the comet in H1A below.

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