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Giant Sun Eruption Captured in NASA Video

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Space.com

This still shows the sun as it erupted with two prominence eruptions, one after the other over a four-hour period (Nov. 16, 2012).

The sun unleashed a monster eruption of super-hot plasma Friday (Nov. 16) in back-to-back solar storms captured on camera by a NASA spacecraft.

The giant sun eruption, called a solar prominence, occurred at 1 a.m. EST (0600 GMT), with another event flaring up four hours later. The prominences was so large, it expanded beyond the camera view of NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which captured high-definition video of the solar eruption.

In the video, a colossal loop of glowing red plasma erupts from the lower left of the sun, arcing up and out of frame as it blasts away from the star.

 

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  1. Navy Squid

    November 19th, 2012

    “OBVIOUSLY caused by Global Warming” – AlGore

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  2. grayscape

    November 19th, 2012

    The latest progtard gems of wisdom:

    The sun is RAAACIST.
    Food should be banned.
    Water should be taxed.
    Bees are bigots.
    Unborn human babies are evil blobs of goo.
    Unborn hamster babies are sacred.

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  3. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    November 19th, 2012

    12/21/12 here we go – I am ready.

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  4. Moe tom

    November 19th, 2012

    Calling Algore, S.O.S. Calling Algore. The sun is getting very hot. I repeat, the Sun is getting hot.

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  5. RANDO

    November 19th, 2012

    I think we should send a manned mission to the sun, as part of tha NASA muslim Outreach program.
    They could land at night.

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  6. Stranded in Sonoma

    November 19th, 2012

    Dear AGore:

    I have just seen a NASA (they’re still around?) video of the sun spewing out hot plasma like a liberal spews out marxist rhetoric. It’s quite disturbing. Not the video, the rhetoric.

    The video was awe-inspiring and I have it on good authority that events like this lead to catastrophic weather.

    In closing, I have a question for you. When the intelligent people take over and blast all of you marxist-leninist-socialists to the sun, on your way there would you like to play Picard or Kirk?

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  7. OBlowMe Samich

    November 19th, 2012

    Sounds pornographic – hey, so that’s what NASA’s up to these days!!

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  8. thirdtwin

    November 19th, 2012

    Tune up for Dec. 21st!

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  9. Mr.Gates

    November 19th, 2012

    The cosmic radiation being hurled across the universe by these events is an actual natural cause of global warming.

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  10. even steven

    November 19th, 2012

    I’m going to an “End of the World” party on the 21st. I guess if the Mayans were right, I’ll at least get out of being the designated driver that night… always looking on the bright side.

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  11. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    November 19th, 2012

    Cool, an end of the Mayan calendar party. One more party to squeeze in before the end of the year. Hoo hoo

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  12. Nutjob

    November 19th, 2012

    Maybe after Barack gets done lowering the ocean, he can snuff out the solar flares.

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