VIDEO: ‘Like throwing a snowball at the Sun’

Comet Ison seems to have been destroyed in its encounter with the Sun.

Astronomers saw the giant ball of ice and dust disappear behind the star, but then fail to emerge as expected.

Francisco Diego from University College London said he saw the comet “fading” as it approached the Sun.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25147389#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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