MAY 03, 2015 07:45 AM PDT

Amazing eruption on the Sun's Surface Captured on Video

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this intense footage of a large prominence erupting in a wing-like pattern on April 21, 2015. A solar prominence is gaseous bloom extending outward from the Sun's surface, sometimes looping around. Prominences originate from and are attached to the Sun's surface in the photosphere, and extend off the Sun into the corona.
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