Did a comet hit cause an explosion on the sun?

Oct 05, 2011 By Nancy Atkinson, Universe Today

This amazing video from the SOHO mission (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) shows a sun-diving comet hitting the solar surface on October 1, 2011 and unexpectedly a huge explosion occurs shortly after. Are the two events related? Probably not, but solar scientists don’t know for sure. The region where the CME originated was on the opposite side of the Sun from the comet hit, so that is very great distance. Scientists say there is no known mechanism for comets to trigger a CME.

SpaceWeather.com reports that before 2011 most solar physicists would have discounted these two events as being related, but earlier this year, the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) watched another sungrazer comet disintegrate in the Sun’s atmosphere, and it appeared to interact with plasma and magnetic fields in its surroundings as it fell apart. Could a puny comet cause a magnetic instability that might propagate and blossom into a impressive CME? Most likely this is just a coincidence, but this is definitely an event in which solar scientists are taking a closer look. The , named SOHO-2143, was just discovered on Sept. 30 by an amateur astronomer.

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See below for SDO’s look at two solar flares which also occurred on October 1, showing how events on the Sun can be related.

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The two solar flares erupted within a very short period of time, and originated from two active regions, the super-huge 1302 region, and the newer 1305. From SDO, scientists have learned that certain events are connected with each other – in this case active regions far apart can be linked together by magnetic fields and can erupt one after another. Called “entangled eruptions,” these two active regions far apart but linked by magnetic fields can explode one after another, with disturbances spreading around the stellar surface domino-style. This appears to be the latest example.

The part of the eruption centered on sunspot 1305 hurled a coronal mass ejection toward Earth. The relatively slow-moving (500 km/s) cloud is expected to reach our planet on Oct. 4th or 5th, possibly causing geomagnetic storms when it arrives. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras

In this second video segment you can also observe the October 1, 2011 eclipse – where Earth is moving in between the SDO spacecraft and the for over 40 minutes.

Explore further: Lichens can survive space conditions for extended periods

More information: Sources: SpaceWeather.com, SOHO, SunGrazing comet Twitter feed.

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omatumr
1.3 / 5 (12) Oct 07, 2011
Thanks for the interesting story.

To understand observations like this we must understand that the photosphere is a glowing sphere of waste products (91% H and 9% He) from the Sun's pulsar core.

Most solar eruptions are accompanied by the expulsion of deep magnetic fields

a.) From the rotating superconducting, super-fluid iron-rich material (Meisner effect) that surrounds the Sun's pulsar core [1], or

b.) The Sun's pulsar core itself [2].

1. B. W. Ninham, Charged Bose gas in astrophysics, Physics Letters 4, 278-279 (1963)

2. Super-fluidity in the sun: Implications for solar eruptions and climate, JFE 21, 193-198 (2002).

http://arxiv.org/.../0501441

With kind regards,
Oliver K. Manuel
omatumr
1.4 / 5 (14) Oct 07, 2011
Mechanisms that trigger solar explosions might be dangerous in the hands of terrorists.
jsdarkdestruction
4 / 5 (12) Oct 07, 2011
Mechanisms that trigger solar explosions might be dangerous in the hands of terrorists.

what? did you really just say that? really?! Wow. I think this may be the dumbest thing youve ever said and youve said ALOT of really dumb things before that i really didnt think you could top.
Ethelred
3.5 / 5 (8) Oct 08, 2011
Since Oliver has claimed he would answer questions
I will respond to questions, as time permits, but I do not have time to argue with those who will not read information published in peer-reviewed papers [1-6]
I have read them and he knows it. Clearly he has ample time considering the number of posts he makes has been increasing.

Where is evidence for Iron in the those solar flare images you like to use? They only have TRACES of iron.

Where is the evidence that neutrons repel each other in a way that is different from the Pauli Exclusion Principle?

Where is someone that supports your idea that the Sun is a pulsar? And how did that a pulsar form IF there is such a thing as neutron repulsion?

Since you are now claiming that neutron repulsion can blow galaxies apart how did they form in the first place since with neutron repulsion of that magnitude even stars WITH neutron stars in them could not form nor could they retain planets.

The papers do NOT cover these.

Ethelred
TheGhostofOtto1923
1.7 / 5 (6) Oct 08, 2011
Mechanisms that trigger solar explosions might be dangerous in the hands of terrorists.

what? did you really just say that? really?! Wow. I think this may be the dumbest thing youve ever said and youve said ALOT of really dumb things before that i really didnt think you could top.
I think he is referring to neutronium grenades. These do require suicide bombers to deliver.
Ethelred
3.5 / 5 (8) Oct 09, 2011
They require neutronium which according to Oliver's theory is a completely impossible material due to neutron repulsion.

Hey it isn't my fault if one part of someone's theory so clearly makes another part impossible. And we know that is true because Oliver runs away when asked about it like a hit and Creationist.

Ethelred
omatumr
1.3 / 5 (12) Oct 09, 2011
Anyway, I am pleased NASA is finally releasing information on the violently unstable nature of Earth's heat source.

Previously world leaders and great scientists like Nobel Prize winners, Al Gore and the UN's IPCC, claimed the Sun could not cause climate change!

Was Ethelred their science advisor?

Or do they advise Ethelred?

Here's a peer-reviewed manuscript with the experimental observations.

The first figure shows the iron that Ethelred couldn't find.
Ethelred
3.7 / 5 (9) Oct 09, 2011
And that figure is as invisible as all the rest of Oliver's evidence.

Was Gore your science adviser? Sure would explain things.

Get this through your head Oliver. I am NOT GORE. I don't like the censorious bastard. But frankly you of all people have no business attacking anyone's science as you can't even tell when you contradict yourself.

And if that nonexistent figure was supposed to be the same one you always use you are lying to yourself since there are only traces of iron in the sunspot.

Where is someone that supports your idea that the Sun is a pulsar? And how did that a pulsar form IF there is such a thing as neutron repulsion?

Since you are now claiming that neutron repulsion can blow galaxies apart how did they form in the first place since with neutron repulsion of that magnitude even stars WITH neutron stars in them could not form nor could they retain planets.

Refusing to answer relevant questions will not make nonsense become real. Only evidence can do that

Ethelred
TheGhostofOtto1923
2.5 / 5 (8) Oct 09, 2011
They require neutronium which according to Oliver's theory is a completely impossible material due to neutron repulsion.
Naw they're made with antineutrons.

But you're right it's funny how he ignores questions about this. He should have some sort of explanation even if it is nonsense.
omatumr
1.4 / 5 (11) Oct 09, 2011
Anyway, I am pleased NASA is finally releasing information on the violently unstable nature of Earth's heat source.

The first figure shows the iron that Ethelred couldn't find.


"The Sun is a plasma diffuser that sorts atoms by mass"
Physics of Atomic Nuclei 69, number 11, pp. 1847-1856 (2006)
Yadernaya Fizika 69, number 11 (2006)

Popular version: http://xxx.lanl.g.../0502206

Overheads: www.omatumr.com/O...eads.htm

Manuscript: http://arxiv.org/.../0609509
Doschx
3.9 / 5 (9) Oct 09, 2011
I think I'd pay for an oma-tumor filter plug-in.
Robert_Wells
5 / 5 (4) Oct 09, 2011
anyone remember this little gem of an article?

http://www.physor...658.html

^sarcasm hidden above^
Ethelred
3.7 / 5 (9) Oct 10, 2011
I have posted a link to that at least once before.

Oliver:

Is it that the concept of DISCUSSION about the stuff that is in question completely beyond you or are you just unwilling to admit that you can't support your claims? Both has long seemed exceedingly likely.

Again, when I and others ask for supporting evidence and you repost the stuff we are asking about in the first place and have already seen multiple times and read multiple times you are NOT giving support you are engaging in circular reasoning.

Please explain how a neutron star can form when you have claimed a vast number of time that neutron repulsions will stop a black hole from forming. If it can stop a black from forming it MUST also stop neutron stars from forming.

Stonewalling on this is counterproductive for you. It is something you MUST address to support your ideas.

Ethelred
j_stroy
2.4 / 5 (5) Oct 11, 2011
I generally enjoy Physorg articles & the informative discussion of its commentators; however, please take your personal attacks and "omatumr" slagging to youtube, or some other forum. There is nothing informative in your posts.

Sure he might spam post a bit, even tho I for one found those theories interesting to consider. But the constant filling of these threads with your endless eyerolling and moaning is better suited for twitter. Please take your flamewar elsewhere. I am sure I am not the only one who finds it objectionable.
Ethelred
3.4 / 5 (5) Oct 12, 2011
Spam a BIT?

He is worse than Quality is my dignity.

I am NOT flaming Oliver. I am TRYING to discuss this. I can't help it if HE refuses to. On many websites he would be banned for that. On this one he could be banned if Physorg wanted to enforce the rules.

Ethelred
omatumr
1 / 5 (5) Oct 12, 2011
anyone remember this little gem of an article?

http://www.physor...658.html

^sarcasm hidden above^


Thanks for this reminder from 2005!

We have since published several papers confirming that neutron repulsion powers compacted material at the centers of heavy atoms, stars, galaxies, the cosmos, the Sun, Earth's constantly changing climate, our lives, and the continuous evolution of life.

The information is available on my research profile, web page or video summary of research career.

Research profile:

http://myprofile....anuelo09

Web page:

www.omatumr.com

Video summary of research career:

http://dl.dropbox...reer.pdf
Ethelred
3.7 / 5 (3) Oct 12, 2011
So just how do Neutron Stars form when neutron repulsion is alleged by you to be so powerful that it stops Black Holes from forming no matter how large the mass?

Ignoring the question won't magically make you right Oliver. The ideas are contradictory and I bet even the Plasma Universe Cranks can see that now that it has been pointed out.

Join The Cause. Force Physorg To Enforce Their Own Rules On Oliver.

COUNTER SPAM OLIVER NOW.

Ethelred
omatumr
1 / 5 (4) Oct 12, 2011
The greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda. Perceiving the truth has always been a challenge to mankind, but in the information age (or as I think of it, the disinformationage) it takes on a special urgency and importance.


- Michael Crichton (23 Sept 2003)

http://scienceand...hes.html

From my visit to the USSR in 1980 to present the plenary lecture at the Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry in Moscow and travels around the country two weeks, I concluded that Big Brother has an especially strong aversion to:

a.) Citizens reading George Orwells book, 1984.
www.online-litera...ll/1984/

b.) Scientists acknowledging a power greater than Big Brother.
c.) Anyone believing there is a power greater than Big Brother.

Are Big Brother's followers here?

OM
http://myprofile....anuelo09
Ethelred
4 / 5 (4) Oct 12, 2011
I just love the way a person like Oliver lies about his opponents. Big Brother, like neutron repulsion, is fictional.

And I read 1984 in Junior High. Did YOU ever read it? You didn't read the letter you posted as a support for your still unsupported claims of a vast conspiracy. And Chrichton is a almost as good a source as Oliver Stone.

HOWEVER in this case YOU are the one engaged in disinformation. You refuse to answer reasonable questions and instead attack the person asking them.

So just how do Neutron Stars form when neutron repulsion is alleged by you to be so powerful that it stops Black Holes from forming no matter how large the mass?

Ignoring the question won't magically make you right Oliver. The ideas are contradictory and I bet even the Plasma Universe Cranks can see that now that it has been pointed out.

Join The Cause. Force Physorg To Enforce Their Own Rules On Oliver.

COUNTER SPAM OLIVER NOW.

Ethelred
MRyan
not rated yet Oct 12, 2011
CMEs and Solar storms are caused by magnetic activity, as is stated in this article. When Magnetic filed lines are twisted and break they will quickly reconnect. If you introduce a material that can affect the magnetic lines of the sun, you can cause at the least a twist in at least one of these magnetic lines. So in theory a comet that is made up of a dense paramagnetic material, then it would create a thermo magnetic field. This would begin as the material is heated, the field would grow as the material gets hotter but would begin to dissipate shortly after because the material would begin to incinerate. Theoretically, this would cause enough movement in the magnetic lines that after the paramagnetic material was burned away and the magnetic field that it created was taken away,(which would happen almost instantly once the material reached a critical temperature) then the Solar magnetic line that was being affected would snap back to it's original place. Now under the same principal
jsdarkdestruction
3.7 / 5 (3) Oct 12, 2011
I generally enjoy Physorg articles & the informative discussion of its commentators; however, please take your personal attacks and "omatumr" slagging to youtube, or some other forum. There is nothing informative in your posts.

Sure he might spam post a bit, even tho I for one found those theories interesting to consider. But the constant filling of these threads with your endless eyerolling and moaning is better suited for twitter. Please take your flamewar elsewhere. I am sure I am not the only one who finds it objectionable.

yeah, im pretty sure you are. We are all sick of olivers garbage,lies, and conspiracy theories that have nothing backing them except olivers hallucinations.