For the first time, NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) has captured images of a gigantic eruption from the Sun's outermost layer. IRIS has recorded of an amazing solar event - a strong coronal mass ejection (CME) on May 9, 2014. The spacecraft was launched with an aim to closely monitor the energy and plasma flow of the sun for the scientists to fully understand the space weather. IRIS was launched on June 27, 2013.
IRIS has been featured with cameras that produce high-resolution images and advanced computer models. The cameras have been fitted to gain insight into matter, light and energy that travels from sun's surface to corona.