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The comet and the coronal mass ejection

On October 1, 2011, a comet screamed into the Sun and presumably disintegrated. A few minutes later, the Sun erupted in a big blast of magnetic energy called a Coronal Mass Ejection. Are the two related?I show three satellite views of the comet and CME from three different angles, and describe the events. My conclusion: it's almost certainly coincidence.More info: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/10/04/the-comet-and-the-coronal-mass-ejectionOriginal satellite footage credits: NASA & SOHO & STEREO
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