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This image was acquired from NASA's Skylab space station on December 19, 1973. It shows one of the most spectacular solar flares ever recorded, propelled by magnetic forces, lifting off from the Sun.

A photo of the sun showing an incredible solar flare reaching out away from the glowing star.

【スライドショー】過去5年間で最大の太陽嵐 - WSJ日本版 - jp.WSJ.com

This image provided by NASA on March combines observations made by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory in several extreme ultraviolet wavelengths, highlighting a bright X-class flare toward the upper left of the sun's disk on March Picture: NASA/AFP/Getty

The largest sunspot seen in two decades has been firing off major solar flares for the past week. What's going on with our sun?

Solar flares: Is the sun trying to tell us something?

The largest sunspot seen in two decades has been firing off major solar flares for the past week.

FARSIDE ERUPTION: Actually, May did begin with a solar flare--on the farside of the sun. An active region located behind the sun's eastern limb erupted during the early hours of May 1st, hurling a plume of red-hot debris into space. Coronagraph images from NASA's twin STEREO probes confirm that a CME emerged from the blast site. Earth was not in the line of fire. Next week, however, we might be as the sun's rotation turns the active region toward our planet.

FARSIDE ERUPTION: Actually, May did begin with a solar flare--on the farside of the sun. An active region located behind the sun's eastern limb erupted during the early hours of May 1st, hurling a plume of red-hot debris into space. Coronagraph images from NASA's twin STEREO probes confirm that a CME emerged from the blast site. Earth was not in the line of fire. Next week, however, we might be as the sun's rotation turns the active region toward our planet.

The Sun's solar activity.

Sun Unleashes Major Solar Flare of 2014 A massive solar flare erupted from the sun on Tuesday (Jan. rising up from what appears to be one of the largest sunspot groups seen on the star’s surface in a decade, NASA officials say.

Woensdag 4 april: Een door NASA vrijgegeven foto toont het noordelijk halfrond met Ierland en Groot-Brittannie rechts en het noorderlicht links. De afbeelding is gemaakt door de kosmonauten in het ISS-ruimtestation vanaf een hoogte van 240 kilometer boven het aardoppervlak.

A nighttime scene dated March 28 is captured by the International Space Station Expedition 30 crew from an altitude of about 240 miles over the eastern North Atlantic, showing Aurora Borealis.

Sonneneruption am 2. Januar 2012: Sonnenstürme sorgen nicht nur für spektakuläre Polarlichter, sondern bedrohen auch Stromnetze, Satelliten und Flugverkehr. Forscher mahnen eine bessere Vorsorge an

Sonneneruption am 2. Januar 2012: Sonnenstürme sorgen nicht nur für spektakuläre Polarlichter, sondern bedrohen auch Stromnetze, Satelliten und Flugverkehr. Forscher mahnen eine bessere Vorsorge an

A sun storm has shot perhaps the largest amount of particles into space ever recorded, scientists say.

Possible section of the Rosette Nebula?... Nebula of Stars and Colorful Gas - Long, Tall, Vertical Pins

Possible section of the Rosette Nebula? Nebula of Stars and Colorful Gas - Long, Tall, Vertical Pins

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Magnificent CME Erupts on the Sun - August 31 On August 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun's atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at p. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled at over

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The Sombrero Galaxy - 28 million light years from Earth - was voted best picture taken by the Hubble telescope. The dimensions of the galaxy, officially called M104, are as spectacular as its appearance. It has 800 billion suns and is 50,000 light years across.

The Sombrero Galaxy - 28 million light years from Earth - was voted best picture taken by the Hubble telescope. The dimensions of the galaxy, officially called are as spectacular as its appearance. It has 800 billion suns and is light years across.

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