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Danustouch
November 5th, 2001, 11:57 AM
For the astronomers amongst us!

http://europe.cnn.com/2001/TECH/space/10/26/soho.sun.comet/index.html

Shadowulfe
November 5th, 2001, 12:19 PM
Thanks for the link Danus! That was a excellent picture!!

Myst
November 8th, 2001, 01:16 PM
Neat!

Twilight
November 9th, 2001, 02:36 PM
on a related note, did anyone see 'enterprise' last wednesday, when the enterprise explores the surface of a huge comet? it was a pretty neat episode, they try to mine it but the explosives change its rotational pattern and the crew almost gets vaporized when the comet turns towards a star!

Flaire-FireStar
November 9th, 2001, 05:21 PM
Wow.... *in awe of the pic* :D

Old Witch
November 10th, 2001, 09:23 PM
Now thats something I can understand. :D ;)

NeoPhoenix
November 11th, 2001, 02:51 AM
that was an interesting artical, never thought about comets or asteroids hiting the sun, prety cool if you ask me. :D

Illuminatus
November 12th, 2001, 04:34 PM
Anything of decent size will have a strong gravitational field... and pull all sorts of crap into it! Just look up at the moon if you don't believe me, it's pockmarked with craters and it's only got 1/6 of the Earth's mass.