Massive Comet Rips Through Sun 2011

Astronomers fully expected Comet Lovejoy to meet a fiery death -- and with good reason. After all, it was about to fly through the Sun's atmosphere where temperatures reach a staggering 1.1millionC. But this week stargazers were astonished when the 660-foot-wide icy rock disappeared around the back side of the sun, coming within 87000 miles of its surface, and emerged triumphantly out the other side, this was the comet that lived. ADG Facebook: Follow ADG on Twitter:

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