• Released Thursday, January 19, 2012
  • Updated Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 12:35PM
  • ID: 10895

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Space telescopes capture Comet Lovejoy's dangerous encounter with the sun and its journey beyond.

Watch multiple perspectives of Loveyjoy's disappearance and surprising re-emergence from behind the sun as seen by NASA's SDO satellite.

Comet Lovejoy, as viewed from the International Space Station: "The most amazing thing I have ever seen in space," one astronaut said.

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The Solar Optical Telescope onboard the Hinode spacecraft tracked Lovejoy (orange speck, bottom left corner) as it moved toward the sun.

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An HD camera mounted on the International Space Station captured this image of Lovejoy above Earth's horizon.


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Images and video of Lovejoy comet captured from space courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center.

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