Lovejoy is alive


After leaving SDO/AIA’s field of view, Comet Lovejoy re-appeared in the field-of-view of SOHO’s LASCOs coronagraph:

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  1. #1 by kirit on December 16, 2011 - 6:24 pm

    i wonder to know about comet lovejoy but i have question in mind,,, that in our solar system all plantes are stable coz of sun gravity,so why comet lovehoy was so closed to sun and even though able to run away from sun?if anybody please can solve my confusion,it will be thankful,my em ail address is kaypee20022002@yahoo.com

  2. #2 by marty on December 17, 2011 - 3:27 am

    explanation anyone, why did the sun’s gravity not pull lovejoy into it and how can a comet the size of two football fields survive a trip so close to the sun if it made up of ice and dirt?

  3. #3 by Iain on January 13, 2012 - 3:04 pm

    My guess is that was no “dirty snow ball”.

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