Things that were once thought impossible, or at least improbable, are now main stream knowledge, like the fact that there are billions of galaxies in the known universe, instead of just our own Milky Way Galaxy.
No matter what one believes about the origin of our universe, whether it’s by divine design or a random happening caused by the big bang, there’s enough activity occurring in the heavens to make anyone ponder reality.
As reported on NPR this video depicts what happened last weekend when a comet struck the sun. The images were animated by Helioviewer.org, "an open-source project for the visualization of solar and heliospheric data” that is funded by the Eurpean Space Agency and NASA.
"Earlier this year … the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) watched another sungrazer disintegrate in the sun's atmosphere. On July 5, 2011, the unnamed comet 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? The question is not so crazy as it once seemed to be."