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Here we see the sungrazing comet known as Comet Lovejoy as it races in for its close encounter with the Sun on 15 December 2011, and as it miraculously comes back out again the next day. The long bright tail is thrown out by the solar wind at closest approach, and only the coma is initially visible after it re-emerges from behind the COR1 occulter. However, toward the end of the movie one can see the tail starting to reform.
Originally posted by PrinceDreamer
reply to post by Phage
Could you explain why this comet is not drawn into the sun by its gravity? It doesn't make sense to me, not saying you are wrong I just don't get how without external power it can escape the Suns pull