S ome asteroids pass so close to the Sun that they must glow red-hot at times. Icarus is one such, named after the ill-fated Greek who used wax to bind bird feathers together to make himself a set of wings – only to fly so close to the Sun that the wax melted and he fell to his death in the Sea of Icarus off the Greek island of Mykonos. Here, a Sun-grazer passes in front of the Sun to create a spectacular solar eclipse in space.
Name: Dark Menace
Category: Solar System
Client: Cambridge University Press