NASA’s SDO Probe Captures Images of an Awesome Solar Flare

On the same theme, on February 24, 2011 NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) caught the incredible details of a massive solar prominence, almost edge on as it erupted out of the sun. The erupting plasma swirled and twisted over a period of 90 minutes, some blowing out into space. other material falling back onto the solar surface.

NASA has published a this jaw-droppingly gorgeous time-lapse video of this display on their Goddard photo and video Flickr channel. Catch the video below.

via gizmodo


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