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About JustWondering

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  1. Thank you very much Marcel for the input. So, it sounds like the sun is just too big to worry about comets or asteroids have any real 'impact'!
  2. Sorry in advance if this turns out to be a dumb question. Is it possible that a solar flare or CME could be caused by an impact of the sun by a meteor or asteroid? I imagine the sun is hoovering up various solar system stragglers most days but I'm not sure enough of the maths/physics as to whether this could be of any consequence given the size of the sun in comparison with any possible impactor. And a second question that leads from the first; would it be possible to detect such an impact OR what size and speed would any potential impactor have to be to for its impact to be detected?
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