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In the Sky This Week – June 2, 2020 — 1 Comment

  1. Adding to Karl Battams’ tweet on sungrazing comets discovered with SOHO, you can see the demise of one of them, happening less than two days ago, in the LASCO movie a few lines above. Look carefully at the sequence of images near the end of 31 May, and you will see that a bright dot appears suddenly near the bottom right corner, moving upward and becoming gredually fainter until it disappears. Such sungrazing mini-comets are fairly common, and they usually do not survive their close passage near the Sun.

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