Watch: NASA Footage of a Solar Flare Seven Times the Size of Earth

June 3, 2014 3:27 PM

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Watch: NASA Footage of a Solar Flare Seven Times the Size of Earth

Courtesy of NASA's new solar observatory.

NASA's brand-new solar satellite—the Interface Region Imaging Spectograph, or IRIS for short—finally caught its first solar flare last month, and it was well worth the wait. The Coronal Mass Injection (CME) erupted at a speed of 1.5 million miles per hour and was (understatement alert) an absolutely...

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