posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 10:16 PM
reply to post by hoochymama23
They used SOHO to track the 'pre-approach' if you will, to know when to switch to SDN for the full view as it made its pass of the sun. Because it
didn't appear on SDN when it was expected to, and after it had gone within the blocked out corona section of the SOHO images most people assumed it
was destroyed, so the live Hangout sort of fizzled. Not that they really could have told us much or shown us much once it reappeared on the SOHO
Why is it interesting? It's one of only a handful of sun-grazing comets, and it's one that we've been able to observe very closely. It's also
surprised the experts several times during the time we've been observing it, the last example of which is the fact that it was assumed dead by
everybody then reappeared.
Frankly, I find any comet that comes close enough for us to see it interesting - but that's just me. Whether you like comets or not, this is without
doubt an unusual, if not interesting comet.