Comet zigzags through solar sky

June 7, 2013 1:16 AM

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Comet zigzags through solar sky

A bummer for Comet Lovejoy, but a bonus for solar physics, a close shave with the sun has revealed the contours of the solar magnetic field.

A comet that survived its sun-grazing plunge has revealed zigzags in the sun's powerful magnetic field, astronomers report.

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