12/13/2011 -- Comet "lovejoy" heading towards the Sun (and an unknown object)

seen on the NASA SOHO site: search dates 2011-12-12 through 2011-12-14 .. select the LASCO C2 or LASCO C3 camera: sohodata.nascom.nasa.gov Notice the "other object" that zooms behind the comet.. much brighter with a tail of burning or charged particles.. (heading from left to right) .. can only be seen in one frame

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