Comet Ripped Up by Solar Storm

By: Meteorologist Ray Hawthorne Email
By: Meteorologist Ray Hawthorne Email

NASA scientists just released this video of a solar storm tearing apart the tail of Comet Encke, which was traveling toward the sun on April 20.

Solar storms have been known to disrupt satellite and radio communications on earth, but now there's proof they can shatter comets, too.

Brand new studies also suggest that comets can even affect space weather, including solar winds.

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  • by ? Location: ? on Oct 2, 2007 at 03:29 PM
    There is video. Look again. :)
  • by ? Location: ? on Oct 2, 2007 at 01:28 PM
    Just released what video? I don't see any video!
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