I love watching comets graze the Sun, as seen through SOHO’s LASCO cameras. In just a few weeks, we’ll be able to see Comet ISON as it passes within a mere 730,000 miles of the solar surface!

Sungrazer (Kreutz) comet impacting the Sun on Thursday, October 10, 2013, as imaged by SOHO’s LASCO C2.

I know that science can find no evidence to support any connection between sungrazing comets and subsequent coronal mass ejections, and their assertions are certainly reasonable based on our current knowledge, but I am not convinced that there isn’t some viable exchange of energy that could trigger tremendous reaction.