Picture of the Day: Incredible High-Resolution Image of a Storm on the Sun

By Rebecca J. Rosen

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite took this incredible picture of a huge coronal mass ejection that blasted off the sun's eastern limb yesterday. A medium-sized solar flare occurred at the same time, but the energy it released is not aimed toward Earth.

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Image: NASA.

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