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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Comet ISON Dives Toward the Sun (SOHO LASCO images)

Filed under pretty pictures, comets, amateur image processing, the Sun, animation

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Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) captured by the SOHO spacecraft as it dives in to the sun's corona on November 28, 2013, and in a dramatic action a fraction of the icy body returns from the hell the next day. I edited this stunning sequence of images released by SOHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory), leveled, enlarged and sharpened them for full HD viewing.

NASA / ESA / SOHO / Babak Tafreshi

Original image data dated on or about November 29, 2013.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.


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