On May 10, a huge comet named Kreutz sungrazer was on its way when the Sun swallowed it.
NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) satellite spotted this unusual phenomenon.
A video captured by SOHO shows a bright object plunging into the Sun before it disappears forever.
These are comets that were part of a larger body that broke up at least 1,000 years ago and, as the name suggests, hover near the surface of the Sun.
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Thousands of these comets have been discovered, but most end up being swallowed by the Sun. The most recent one was no different.
Space Weather said:
Astronomer Karl Battams spent some time analyzing the most recent comet plunge.
He said the comet was likely “tens of metres” in diameter.
Dr Battams wrote on Twitter: