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See pic: ESA and NASA's SOHO catch comet grazing the sun!

See pic: ESA and NASA's SOHO catch comet grazing the sun!

The latest occurrence that caught the scientists' eyes was a bright comet plunging toward the sun on August 3-4, 2016, at nearly 1.3 million miles per hour.

NASA celebrates 20 years of SOHO in space with stunning video – Watch

NASA celebrates 20 years of SOHO in space with stunning video – Watch

SOHO also found an unexpected role as the greatest comet hunter of all time - reaching 3,000 comet discoveries in September 2015.

Citizen scientists discover 3,000th comet

Citizen scientists discover 3,000th comet

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) - a joint project of the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA - has discovered its 3,000th comet, cementing its standing as the greatest comet finder of all time.