A giant ball of ICE hits a star

by vorcil
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vorcil is offline
Apr17-10, 02:04 AM
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What happens?

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pallidin is offline
Apr17-10, 02:12 PM
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Well, long before it would "hit" our sun, it would start to "boil-off"(think comet tail)
But if it were big and fast enough perhaps part of it could survive until outer impact. But I doubt there would be any net effect on the sun.
The processes our sun goes through are much more violent than it's reaction to a moon-sized ice ball hitting it.

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