After the bright sungrazing comet discovered on January 02, 2010 on images taken by NASA's STEREO-A spacecraft, a new comet is plunging toward the sun. On first looking this comet is ~1-1.5 mag fainter than the previous one from early January.
Below the new comet imaged by another solar spacecraft, SOHO:
While by clicking the thumbnail below you can see a full C3 Animation (credit SOHO):
The comet is just entering the field of view of SOHO C2 camera:
UPDATE - January, 23
As expected, this sungrazing comet has not survived to its close encounter with the sun.
By Ernesto Guido