For the first time ever,researchers at the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) have captured pictures and a 20-minute movie of a sun-grazing comet streaking directly in front of the sun.

The event was captured on July 5, 2011 when the comet flew into the sun. These comets are so called because they come very close to the sun and it appears like they evaporate and disappear.

Although, such comet appearances are not unusual, no one has actually seen the complete journey of these star-grazers.

If the movie is watched closely, observers will see a line of light appear in the right and move across to the left.

At its most basic, the movie has scientists excited since it's a first, but additional analysis of the data may hold more clues about the fate of the comet.

Take a look at the image and video below: