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Satellite Captures Giant Eruption From Sun

3:23 PM, Apr 17, 2012   |    comments
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The sun unleashed an intense eruption Monday and was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

The plasma burst of intense heat blasted out into space and isn't considered a danger to Earth's atmosphere.

As impressive as it looks, this "coronal mass ejection" was only consider moderate on the scale of sun storms.

The sun, though, is still in an active stage of its 11-year cycle and is expected to peak next year.

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