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This is an animation -- from the SOHO satellite -- of two comets hitting the sun on June 1st and 2nd, 1998. The timing of the two comets hitting the sun coincides with the timing of two "Coronal Mass Ejections" Traditional physics does not predict that the Coronal Mass Ejections are caused by the comets. The press release that came out with this animation states:

SOHO is a joint undertaking of NASA and the European Space Agency. Development of the LASCO instrument was coordinated by the US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC. Dr. Donald Michels of the LASCO science team led the team that observed this rare phenomenon.

NASA Television is carried on GE-2, transponder 9C, 85 degrees West longitude, vertical polarization, frequency 3880 MHz, audio 6.8 Megahertz.

The key statement in this press release -- highlighted in green -- states that the CMEs were "likely unrelated." I believe they are not only "related" but are caused by the comets. The Ball-of-Light Particle Model predicts that the impacts destabilize the core of the sun. The details of this cause and effect relationship depends on the physical size of the colliding object. For relatively small colliding objects, the cause and effect mechanism works like this:

  1. The object impacts the surface of the sun.
  2. Waves in the plasma of the sun are created.
  3. Since plasma is ionized, the moving waves have a powerful current.
  4. The moving electromagnetic wave induces electromagnetic waves on the core of the sun.
  5. The electromagnetic waves sweep across the internal core -- a ball-of-light.
  6. At the opposite side of the core, where the wave focuses, a smaller ball-of-light is induced off the core. (See animated GIF of a large ball-of-light inducing a small ball-of-light.)
  7. Each comet induces balls-of-light that are induced off of the sun's core.
  8. The induced balls-of-light are not stable, and explosively decay almost immediately in the envelope of the sun.
  9. These explosions eject massive amounts of the sun's plasma into space creating two "Coronal Mass Ejections."

(For objects more massive than these comets -- such as a moon, planet, or another star -- the details would be different.)

The above press release states the coma impacts and the coronal mass ejections were "likely unrelated.". The Ball-of-Light Particle Model predicts the collisions caused the ejections. Further proof lies in the timing of the comets and the time of the CMEs. If you note the time between the the comets and the time between the CMEs, you will find the timing is almost identical. Coincidence? I do not believe so.

There is another example of a comet hitting the sun. If the CMEs are coincidences here, then coincidentally there is another CME in this other example of One Comet Hitting the Sun. (Large file! 136K

These events are not coincidences! Three comets hitting the sun, three solar mass ejections, with the same timing between the comet's collision and the CME.

The Ball-of-Light Particle Model predicts that a comet doesn't even need to hit the sun to cause such a coronal mass ejection. The Ball-of-Light Particle Model predicts that the planets of our solar system induce balls-of-light off the core of the sun and create the sunspot cycle. If it is large enough, fast enough, and induces a large gravitational wave as it passes the sun at perihelion -- its closest point to the sun in its orbit -- then, the gravitational wave will induce electromagnetic waves across the sun's core which could induce a ball-of-light which could explode which could cause a coronal mass ejection. It is possible that such an event could even cause the sun to go Nova, or Supernova. (I believe that the exploding star Eta Carinae is an example of this.)

(See also, Gravitational Induction of an Electromagnetic Wave on a Ball-of-Light.)