NASA captures giant comet hitting sun
NASA has caught an astonishing image of a comet smashing into the sun, followed by an immediate coronal mass ejection that goes streaming out as if instigated by the comet, in a cause-effect relationship. Is this additional evidence of the Electric Universe model?
by Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News
Here's an awesome video showing something you don't see every day.
Watch as this comet (shown in time lapse, recorded over last Tuesday and Wednesday) smashes into the sun, then a coronal mass ejection (CME) goes streaming out as if instigated by the comet, in a cause-effect relationship.
I may be wrong, but this seems to support the "electric universe" model.
"The Electric Universe theory highlights the importance of electricity throughout the Universe. It is based on the recognition of existing natural electrical phenomena (eg. lightning, St Elmo's Fire), and the known properties of plasmas (ionized "gases") which make up 99.999% of the visible universe, and react strongly to electro-magnetic fields." (Source)
Check out the video, as published by Russia Today on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJlsp0BXBlE
Here's their description:
SOHO (NASA-ESA Solar & Heliospheric Observatory) watched as a fairly bright comet dove towards the Sun in a white streak and was not seen again after its close encounter (May 10-11, 2011). The comet, probably part of the Kreutz family of comets, was discovered by amateur astronomer Sergey Shurpakov. In this coronagraph the Sun (represented by a white circle) is blocked by the red occulting disk so that the faint structures in the Sun's corona can be discerned. Interestingly, a coronal mass ejection blasted out to the right just as the comet is approaching the Sun. Scientists, however, have yet to find a convincing physical connection between sun-grazing comets and coronal mass ejections. In fact, analysis of this CME using images from the Solar Dynamics Observatory shows that the CME erupted before the comet came close enough to the solar surface to interact with strong magnetic fields.
Gizmodo also ran something on this, stating:
Once in a while, a comet hits the Sun and our star goes all nomnomnom on it. SOHO—NASA's Solar & Heliospheric Observatory—has captured a few, but never so spectacularly as in this video...
These comets are called sungrazers, and 90% of them come from the Kreutz comet group, a family of comets that was detected by Sergey Shrupakov. The Kreutz was a giant comet that disintegrated many centuries ago. The pieces are still up there, way too close to the Sun's perihelion, and crash against its surface from time to time. This may be one of those pieces.
The first portion of this video is also posted at flikr.