This week Comet Dive Bombs plunged into the sun. NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory ( SOHO) spacecraft shows a huge coronal mass ejection erupt from the sun’s surface shortly before a comet dove towards the sun and disappeared. The comet was first discovered by amateur astronomer Sergey Shurpakov. Astronomers think that the comet was part of the so-called Kreutz family of comets. Kreutz comets are comets in orbits that approach within a few hundred thousand miles of the sun.
According to director of the Institute of Astronomy RAS (INASAN) Boris Shustov, Solar system within its visible part detail “inventoried” and there are no unknown planets or other celestial bodies massive than the average asteroid
Comet C/2010 X1 Elenin was discovered near the planet Jupiter at the beginning of December 2010 by the Russian astronomer Leonid Elenin, the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics.
NASA deliberately deactivated their satellite Stardust, burning his last reserves of fuel in the experiment to help engineers planning future missions.Stardust was launched in 1999 and in 2004 became the first and so far only satellite to collect samples of comet dust during a flight to the comet Wild 2. Samples have landed on Earth in a capsule in 2006. But Stardust continued its flight. Since all of its systems were normal, NASA has decided to convert it by adjusting its orbit to the intersection with the comet Tempel 1 on Feb. 14 this year.