Image from source, Yahoo! News
Well, technically anyway. Every once in a while, it's fun to highlight something science-y in this space. Science and scientists are so often unfairly maligned in politics. Therefore, I now state publicly this (largely) political blog is a friend of the science! And it doesn't hurt that this is a pretty cool story.
Incredible Comet Bigger than the Sun
A comet that has delighted backyard astronomers in recent weeks after an unexpected eruption has now grown larger than the sun.
The sun remains by far the most massive object in the solar system, with an extended influence of particles that reaches all the planets. But the comparatively tiny Comet Holmes has released so much gas and dust that its extended atmosphere, or coma, is larger than the diameter of the sun. The comparison is clear in a new image. . .
Read the story at: Yahoo! News