A Comet Almost Aftershock By Sun

Lovejoy, a recently discovered comet, was saved from a suicide jump across the Sun's atmosphere is very hot this morning, Friday (12/16/2011). Similarly, according to NASA scientists.

Comet Lovejoy sun broke through the corona around 07.00 am, at a distance of 140,000 kilometers from the surface of the Sun. Temperatures in the corona could reach 1.1 million degrees Celsius, so most researchers initially thought it would be nomads hail destroyed.


However, Lovejoy proved strong enough to face the heat. A video taken by the spacecraft Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) NASA's show, the ice objects appear from behind the Sun after cross and shot into space.

"The Good News, Lovejoy life! Comet Lovejoy has survived the journey across the Sun and reappear on the other side," read a tweet a researcher SDO.

SDO is one of the many instruments that scientists use to oversee Lovejoy in a trip to the Sun. The researchers originally wanted to record and study the death of a comet that crashed into a star, the Sun.

"This is a very rare opportunity to observe the complete evaporation of a comet is relatively large, and we have 18 instruments installed on five satellites to examine it," said Karl Battams, a scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, on the site Sungrazing Comets, before Lovejoy approaches the Sun.

Battams manage sites devoted to discuss the comet Lovejoy. The comet itself was found by two different spacecraft: NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) and the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), which is operated jointly by NASA and European Space Agency (ESA).

Battams survival of Lovejoy himself welcomed the news with surprise and delight. "I suspect the dust tail will survive (though only for a few hours) before fading away, but it's not the point!" he said.

Lovejoy has a core of about 200 meters wide, and included in the class of comets known as the Kreutz Sungrazers, or comets whose orbits very close to the Sun.

All Sungrazers Kreutz comets are believed to be the remains of a single giant comet that broke out several centuries ago. They are named after German astronomer of the 19th century, Heinrich Kreutz, who first showed that comets have "blood relationship".

Many comets are known to commit suicide by crashing into the sun, but generally they do not show signs of going into there. That's what makes scientists so excited about Lovejoy because it shows signs of comet about to hit the Sun. Australian amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy, discovered the comet on 27 November, which gives plenty of time for researchers to map the movement.