A Comet Hits The Sun

Via Astronomy Picture of the Day 5/10/11 and You Tube.

This shows a comet hitting the Sun and moments later a Coronal Mass Ejection on the other side of the Sun as if the comet triggered it.

The pictures were taken by the SOHO satellite and the Sun-orbiting STEREO satellites.

The two events’ timings are most likely only coincidental but the images are startling.

To see stuff like this was only a dream when I were a lad.

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