Monster Solar Storm Erupts ~ NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this view of a powerful M3.6 Class solar flare on Feb. 24, 2011 during a 90-minute sun storm. NASA scientists called the display a "monster prominence" that kicked up a huge plasma wave.
Phobos in the foreground with gigantic (but very distant) Jupiter sitting in the background, a fortuitous alignment that the Mars Express High-Resolution Stereo Camera team took advantage of on June 1.
If you are into astronomy and a part of the media you don't want to miss the 10th annual International Planetary Probe Workshop June 17-21. SJSU and the NASA Ames Research Center are co-hosting the event. Click the photo to get more information! #SJSU #InTheNews