All the action was captured live and in color by spacecraft. Here’s what it looked like — and what’s going on.
Check out the image above, acquired by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft. It almost seems like something took a big bite out of the Sun, right?
And if that weren’t enough, here’s what happened a day later:
That bright streaking object is a comet plunging toward the Sun at nearly 1.3 million miles per hour before getting torn to shreds and vaporized, as witnesse