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Sun unleashes powerful solar eruption

Sun unleashes powerful solar eruption

(0:34) April 16, 2012 - Described by NASA as "A beautiful prominence eruption producing a coronal mass ejection (CME)". Apparently it's an M1 class flare meaning it is medium sized. Bear in mind that a million Earths would fit into the sun, this medium sized flare is many times the size of Earth. Extremely powerful CMEs can pose a danger to astronauts and satellites in space, as well as power grids, navigation and communications systems on Earth.

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cengland0 cengland0 (1560 days ago)
Latest comment: If you watch closely, you can see the gravitational force of the sun sucking some of that back in.
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Latest comment: If you watch closely, you can see the gravitational force of the sun sucking some of that back in.
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TheBob TheBob (1562 days ago)
I once had a coronal mass ejection after a fish curry
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I once had a coronal mass ejection after a fish curry
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Guest: Doe (1562 days ago)
Sunfart. *thumbs up*
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Sunfart. *thumbs up*
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