NASA’s IRIS Observatory captures a huge sun ‘sneeze’

By Planetsave
Friday, June 6, 2014 5:07 EDT
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This January 23, 2012 image provided by NASA shows a solar flare erupting on the Sun's northeastern hemisphere. (AFP)
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NASA’s IRIS Captures A Huge Sun Sneeze (CME) (via Planetsave)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration scored an impressive first a few weeks ago by capturing an enormous solar coronal mass ejection with its new Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph. A CME is a massive burst of solar wind and magnetic…

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