AUG 23, 2016 9:06 AM PDT

SOHO Footage Shows a Comet Being Vaporized by the Sun

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard


It isn't all that uncommon for objects to slam into the Sun, and when they do, the Sun's immense heat and gravitational forces essentially crush and vaporize anything that tries to pass through.

In a very clear footage shot from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) operated by NASA and the ESA, a comet was seen travelling at around 1.3 million miles per hour before it eventually came to a stop after impacting the Sun.

As you can see, it didn't make it through to the other side of the Sun, because it tore the comet up like a piece of paper.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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