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NASA Releases Incredible Video Of The Sun's Solar Flare

The footage is so remarkable it almost looks fake.

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On Sunday the Associated Press released spectacular video from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory of a flare erupting from the sun.

View this video on YouTube

Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. The flare captured is classified as "mid-level," which means it is 10 times less powerful than the most intense flares.


The Telegraph reports that radiation from a flare cannot pass through the Earth's atmosphere and harm humans, but it can disrupt the layer of the atmosphere where GPS and communications signals travel.

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