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Postmortem
2004-Apr-21, 05:16 AM
well according to http://www.spaceweather.com/ comet bradfeild has desinegrated, so what's your opnion is it just a vapor trail now? or did it just survive it's trip round the sun?

Charlie in Dayton
2004-Apr-21, 05:25 AM
well according to http://www.spaceweather.com/ comet bradfeild has desinegrated, so what's your opnion is it just a vapor trail now? or did it just survive it's trip round the sun?


On April 17th, Comet Bradfield (C/2004 F4) was only 0.17 AU from the Sun, well inside the orbit of Mercury. Intense solar heat caused the comet to vaporize furiously, forming a spectacular tail of dust and gas...

...Comet Bradfield is moving away from the sun now. Northern sky watchers can see it beginning April 24th or 25th...

I think you may have misinterpreted the phrasing of the quote. "Vaporizing" in this instance means furious outgassing, not going 'poof' and disappearing into a cloud of quantum dust...

It's still there, according to the second part of the blurb.