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A giant ball of ICE hits a star

  1. Apr 17, 2010 #1
    What happens?

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  3. Apr 17, 2010 #2
    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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