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Comet 'Eaten' By The Sun, Nasa Captures Tape (VIDEO)

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:05 PM ET

NASA captured this awesome video of a comet being "eaten" by the Sun after its orbit brings it too close to the star to escape. According to the Daily Mail, "The space agency's solar-focused agency - Solar and Helioscopic Observatory (SOHO) - captured footage of the Kreutz Sungrazer as it made its fateful approach."

A SOHO spokeswoman said NASA "gathered the footage using a Coronagraph, which blocks the brightest object in an image."

Watch the footage below. More details at the Daily Mail.


Filed by Nick Graham  |