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Comet Died So Spectacularly

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posted on May, 14 2011 @ 12:40 AM

Once in a while, a comet hits the Sun and our star goes all nomnomnom on it. SOHO—NASA's Solar & Heliospheric Observatory—has captured a few, but never so spectacularly as in this video, recorded over last Tuesday and Wednesday. These comets are called sungrazers, and 90% of them come from the Kreutz comet group, a family of comets that was detected by Sergey Shrupakov. The Kreutz was a giant comet that disintegrated many centuries ago. The pieces are still up there, way too close to the Sun's perihelion, and crash against its surface from time to time. This may be one of those pieces. What makes it so spectacular is that, right the moment the comet arrives to the Sun, a coronal mass ejection blasted out, giving the illusion that a simple lump of ice and dust can disturb our home star. In reality, it's just a coincidence. Or maybe that wasn't a comment, but an experimental alien probe powered by antimatter.

Wow this is awsome , i mean its impact is gigantic !

edit on 14-5-2011 by solid007 because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 14 2011 @ 12:58 AM
Think of a number from 1 to 10.

Now double it.

Add 4.

Now double it again.

Add 4875872.

Thats the number of threads this video has been posted on to ATS.

posted on May, 14 2011 @ 01:23 AM
And also just to add. The flare was not cause by the comet.
Merely a strange freak of timing.
But yes, it's still a great video too!

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