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The comet Lovejoy has been snapped by ESA and NASA's SOHO spacecraft merrily continuing on its path to obliteration in the Earth's sun. Comet Lovejoy plunging towards the Sun Comet Lovejoy plunging towards the Sun. Credit: SOHO/LASCO (ESA/NASA) Lovejoy, first spotted on December 2, is on a course to plunge destructively …

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Happy

I _Genuinely_ thought this was a comment on our doomed UK electrical retailer.

"Comet Lovejoy spotted plunging toward fiery doom"

Or

"Retail Antiques Dealer spotted throwing itself off cliff into boiling fat"

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Where is this happening?

Discworld, perhaps?

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If it cools the Sun a bit, that should help with Global Warming, right?

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Nice to have lots of spacey articles recently

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Coat

Set the controls...

... for the heart of the sun!

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Wh..why am I looking at a picture of your very scratched DVD?

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Coat

Beacause...

My hovercraft is full of eels.

Sorry - bad day. Mine's the one with a pocket full of dried frog pills.

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Happy

Stereo

We wont be able to see it get burnt up from Earth as it's side of the sun, but NASA's Stereo solar probes are able to see all of the far side from their locations ahead and behind of Earth in it's orbit.

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Alert

No!

Not spotting the first word from the title, did anyone else have serious concerns that smarmy, 1990's TV star Ian McShane was in a serious condition?

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Mushroom

ASDA Value Firework?

So, I assume a damp "fuut", rather than a terrific kaboom?

Not that you can hear fireworks in space.

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Lovejoy Survives!

But a bit toasted...

http://www.space.com/13959-doomed-comet-lovejoy-sun-encounter-wrap.html

McShane always was well bronzed, even more so now.

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Huzzah!

A three-second video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72DVbKyAfNQ

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Lovejoys a bit like moth to a flame

I suspect we'll have another source of meteor showers from this.

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MJI
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Where are comet Eric and comet Lady Jane

As above

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