Comet's Tail 'Stretched and Pummeled' By Sun During Fly-by | Video

NASA's STEREO spacecraft captured imagery of recently discovered Comet Jacques on its nearest approach to the Sun as the object was moving at over 110,000 miles per hour. The comet can be spotted in the pre-dawn hours.
 
The Sun is out of the field of view to the right and the bright object near the center is Venus.
credit : NASA/Goddard/STEREO