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ugordan
I didn't know whether to post this here or in the cometary section, but seeing as STEREO's involved...

A cool movie of Comet Encke's tail being seemingly ripped off by a CME in this story:
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2007/01oct_encke.htm
The Messenger
Don't worry - Comets are like gecko's - it will grow a new one.
stevesliva
That's great!
CAP-Team
Cool animation!!
nprev
That's really something...you can actually see the CME strike Encke! Thanks, Gordan! smile.gif
stevesliva
There are some additional (I think) views here:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/stereo/news/encke.html
Sunspot
The movie they have on www.spaceweather.com is good too.
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