13th May 2011 Notes: Did a Comet Hit The Sun Yesterday?

Looking at the pictures below from yesterday, you could easily say that the comet eventually hit the Sun and caused this massive explosion as seen in the far right hand image.

However not is all that it appears.

We studied the images carefully and we could see the coronal mass ejection , or CME, from the Sun actually started before the small comet could reach the Sun.

It also appears that the comet was vapourised millions of kilometres away from the Sun and never actually got there.

Did Comet Hit Sun Yesterday (Click to Enlarge)

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~ by sydneystargazers on May 13, 2011.

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