NASA’s IRIS Catches Gigantic Eruption Of Solar Material For First Time [VIDEO]

May 31, 2014 4:22 PM

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NASA’s IRIS Catches Gigantic Eruption Of Solar Material For First Time [VIDEO]

NASA’s new Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS, a solar observatory, caught a huge coronal mass ejection, or CME, which was erupted on the sun on May 9, the space agency said on Friday, and added that this was the first CME observed by IRIS.

According to NASA, during the time of the ejection observed by IRIS, a “curtain of solar material” erupted outward at a speed of 1.5 million miles per hour. IRIS, which was launched in June last year, is designed to peer into the lowest levels of the sun’s atmosphere with better resolution than ever...

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