Comet Lovejoy (C-2011 W3) is a periodic comet, discovered in November 2011. The comet’s perihelion took it through the Sun’s corona on 16 December 2011, after which it emerged intact and continued on its orbit

 
Comet Lovejoy (C-2011 W3) is a periodic comet, discovered in November 2011. The comet's perihelion took it through the Sun's corona on 16 December 2011, after which it emerged intact and continued on its orbit

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