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Mar. 20, 2012Solar Flare  NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured this image of an M7.9 class flare on March 13, 2012 at 1:29 p.m. EDT. It is shown here in the 131 Angstrom wavelength, a wavelength particularly good for seeing solar flares and a wavelength that is typically colorized in teal. The flare peaked at 1:41 p.m. EDT.

Sunspots and Solar Flares NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured this image of an class flare on March 2012 at p.

Space Pictures This Week: Sun Tsunami, Hubble Spider, More

Large solar storms 'dodge' Earth's detection systems - The Tihany Magnetic Observatory registered a solar storm, similar to the largest one ever recorded, while other observatories were completely unaware of the event.

Pulsar in Stellar System may Defy Einstein's Relativity. MinaGrey Science News

Pulsar Planetary System Space Art Illustration Mousepad from The Astronomy Gift Shop Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Solar Loop  Image courtesy SDO/NASA    When a loop of plasma erupted from the sun in March, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft was there to capture the action.

Sun's Twisting Plasma TentacleCredit: NASA/SDO/GSFCNASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft captured this eruption from March 2011 as a prominence became unstable and blasted into space with a distinct twisting motion.

Spectacular solar storms

Solar Flares Fire Double Sun Storm at Earth The Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of an class flare on June The sun is shown here in teal as this is the color typically used to represent light in the 131 Angstrom wavelength,

Solar flares in 2012! This is why it's been so damn hot outside. But it's supposed to stop after awhile.

The Sun, photographed by NASA's Skylab This photograph shows one of the most spectacular solar flares ever recorded; the base of the flare is more than km across.

50 Years of Incredible Space Images From the European Southern Observatory | Wired Science | Wired.com

50 Years of Incredible Space Images From the European Southern Observatory

50 Years of Incredible Space Images From the European Southern Observatory | Wired Science | Wired.com

Chaotic networks of dust and gas signpost the next generations of massive stars in this stunning new image of the Cygnus-X star-nursery captured by ESA’s Herschel space observatory. Cygnus-X is an extremely active region of massive-star birth some 4500 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Cygnus, the Swan.

Swan Glowing in Flight-Chaotic networks of dust and gas signpost the next generations of massive stars in this stunning new image of the Cygnus-X star-nursery captured by ESA’s Herschel space observatory.

Ring of fire from New Mexico! #annular #solar #astronomy www.slooh.com

SLOOH Space Camera - annular solar eclipse from camera in New Mexico

X-rays, dark matter and galaxies in cluster Abell 2744

Abell nicknamed Pandora’s Cluster. The giant galaxy cluster appears to be the result of a simultaneous pile-up of at least four separate, smaller galaxy clusters. The crash took place over a span of 350 million years.

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