Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New SWAN Comet

A newly discovered Kreutz comet as seen in STEREO HI1B.
Lovejoy is right , SWAN-VB is left.
This SWAN comet is approaching the sun now and unlikely to survive.
Interesting tail dynamics as a CME  passes by.
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A split tail results, ION's and Dust?
The SWAN comet fades away on close approach to the sun.