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Solar flare eruption recorded by NASA (Video)

Jaclyn Giovis Mar 1, 2011

A large solar flare was captured on video by NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory this week. According to the BBC, the eruptions lasted about 90 minutes and “created a huge tendril of plasma, known as a solar prominence.”

Solar flares threaten to disrupt power grids and communications systems on Earth, as Marketplace’s Alisa Roth has reported.

Watch the amazing video:

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