NASA released some amazing solar flare video today



By Stokes Young

Images like these, captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory on Feb. 24, make we wish our video player had a “loop” function.

Check out some previous posts of solar photography on PhotoBlog:

* Sun shoots out monster blast … but Earth is safe (A still photograph of the event in the video above, with more reporting from John Roach) * Double whammy on the sun (Two simultaneous flares occured in January) * Stare at the sun (Nov. 2, 2010 – one of our most popular posts shows pictures by amateur astrophotographer Alan Friedman–if you haven’t seen it before, you should take a look.)


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