Coronal Mass Ejection: Explosion Occurs Moments After Comet Hits Sun

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/07/comet-hits-sun-huge-explosion-cme_n_999110.html

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), a satellite monitoring the sun, caught an amazing scene over the weekend: A comet slammed into the sun, and then, a few minutes later, a solar explosion occurred.The video, created by a sequence of images and available above, could be out of a Hollywood blockbuster. It shows a fiery comet approaching and appearing to collide with the sun and, seconds after the collision, the sun emits a huge blast from the other side.

The video creates the impression that


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