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Fraser
2011-Aug-29, 10:30 AM
Astronomers monitoring Comet Elenin have noticed the comet has decreased in brightness the past week, and the coma is now elongating and diffusing. Some astronomers predict the comet will disintegrate and not survive perihelion, itís closest approach to the Sun. On August 19, a massive solar flare and coronal mass ejection hit the comet, which [...]

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