Why Don’t Comets Melt in the Sun? | Space News

Sungrazer comets that survive perihelion extremely close to the Sun is a longstanding puzzle for comet science. In reality, observations going back centuries reveals that a comet’s activity has little or nothing to do with solar warming. Comets sometimes flare or even explode at impossibly vast distances from the Sun. What does the electric comet theory tell us about these enduring comet mysteries?

NASA video of sungrazing comet SOHO-2875

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