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post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by DeathBoT View Post
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.
It was an AP comet. Through and through.

Exit wound!
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I think it's plausible the eruption was caused by the comet. If the sun truly is a gas ball like we think it is, sure the majority of the comet would burn up before even hitting the "surface". What did survive would travel a great distance based on how fast it was moving on entry. Looking at the second video, it was clearly a different comet and had the same effect at about the spot where it would exit.
 
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post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by Angrybutcher View Post
I think it's plausible the eruption was caused by the comet. If the sun truly is a gas ball like we think it is, sure the majority of the comet would burn up before even hitting the "surface". What did survive would travel a great distance based on how fast it was moving on entry. Looking at the second video, it was clearly a different comet and had the same effect at about the spot where it would exit.
The sun may be a ball of gas, but the gas is so hot and condesed that it is for most practical purposes a solid. It is the fourth state of matter...plamsa. However, magnetic fields play a large part and it is possible the commet could have upset something in that...but no physical part of anything could survive those temps and preasures to fly out the other side.

I think it is more likely that the whole commet turned into plamsa in the sun's corona but had a different magnetic properties then what the environment is used to. Then as it was spun off into space it pulled a small chunk off the surface with it as the stuff there is always looking for a reason to errupt...it doesn't take a lot. A tiny magenetic shift will cause a massive solar flare.
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A tiny magenetic shift will cause a massive solar flare.
True. I didn't consider that.
    
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post #15 of 24
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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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post #16 of 24
That video was sweet. I'm surprised it didn't burn up before hitting it. But I don't know enough about Cosmology and such.
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The sun is a mass of incandescent gas, a gigantic nuclear furnace, where hydrogen is built into helium at a temperature of millions of degrees.
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Cool article
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post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by Buzzin92 View Post
This actually happened on the 05/10/11

And here is a better view:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mat4dWpszoQ

EDIT: Unless this is actually a different comet that hit.
Th comet is metaphorically a bullet and the sun is a head, The sun has seen the future of mankind and does not like it. So, ya.
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post #20 of 24
That comet has balls. Like an ant diving at an eagle.

And to anyone who says it's a "small" comet, that's relative to the sun. In reality that thing, just from speculation, would be larger than the earth.
Edited by Imglidinhere - 10/3/11 at 10:14am
     
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