November Issue Kreutz sungrazers page 44

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November Issue Kreutz sungrazers page 44
Posted by milt_johnson on Friday, October 18, 2013 5:22 PM

I think there is an error stating perihelion of a Kreutz sungrazer is 1,000 miles.  Typical perihelions for these comets is reported to be about 1 solar radius which is at least .0046 AU, well over 1 thousand miles.

I doubt anything could come within 1000 miles of the sun's surface and survive, regardless of its orbit

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Posted by DaveMitsky on Friday, October 18, 2013 6:15 PM

It seems rather incredible but I've come across a couple of sources that mention perihelia distances of a few thousand miles.

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/video-view.cfm?Vid_ID=3563

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