Video: Rare sight caught on camera as comet collides with sun

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by WHAS11

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Posted on August 23, 2013 at 5:58 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. --- An incredible sight in space was captured by a NASA telescope recently.

A small comet hit the sun and vanished.  A short time later, there was a massive solar flare.

Astronomers say it's just a coincidence.  They say the comet was too small to cause such a big disturbance.

NASA is keeping a close eye on another comet that's expected to pass close by the sun in November.
 

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