NASA's Unbelievable Footage of a Comet Hitting the Sun

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

NASA's Solar Heliospheric Observatory captured this footage of a comet hitting the sun, followed immediately by a massive explosion caused by solar winds, known as a coronal mass ejection. The synchronicity is actually coincidental, but the image is unforgettable. 

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http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/10/nasas-unbelievable-footage-of-a-comet-hitting-the-sun/246201/