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http://www.space.com/13153-death-div...osion-sun.html

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A sungrazer plummeted to its fiery demise on October 1st and was followed by a massive coronal mass ejection
interesting video showing a series of pics of a comet seen disappearing into the sun.
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Looks pretty sweet but you need to format the heading properly such as

[Space] Death Diving Comet
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get out of there silly comet you don't belong on the sun, you are a comet
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Looks pretty sweet but you need to format the heading properly such as

[Space] Death Diving Comet
You could use that same thread title for 2012

    
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That is rather interesting that anything that small had that large of an effect on the sun at all...or really had any effect what so ever.
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The title confused me. I wasn't sure if this was news or random thread in news.
    
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That is rather interesting that anything that small had that large of an effect on the sun at all...or really had any effect what so ever.
I'm not so sure the comet caused the CME. It was probably just coincidental timing.
    
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huh, even tho I know what the sun is comprised of, on a simple level, it still seems weird that it went in one side and the reaction was on the opposite side.
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I'm not so sure the comet caused the CME. It was probably just coincidental timing.
Yeah I was thinking the same thing...I am trying to find a longer segment of that video to see what the ussual erruptions were like at the time. I also think it would have occured on the side of the sun that the commet approached on. The video makes it look like it came from the far side as if the commet shot right through the middle of the sun...that would be one heck of a commet to do that. The commet should have burned to nothing long before it could have came close to the surface.

What we saw may have been plasma from the commet material getting spun off and taking some of the ussual stuff with it though. If so that is incredibe. A tiny commet having an effect on a massive solor body.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 10/3/11 at 8:09am
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post #10 of 24

This actually happened on the 05/10/11

And here is a better view:


EDIT: Unless this is actually a different comet that hit.
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