Solar explosions blast off sun’s surface

NASA SOLAR DYNAMICS OBSERVATORY (CNN/NASA) — It’s not a solar flare; it’s a solar explosion!

Check out this newly released video from NASA.

A satellite captured the blasts shooting off the sun’s surface. You’re looking at plasma dancing and twisting before it shoots off the sun.

According to NASA, the blasts are pretty common, but we haven’t been able to see it in such detail — until the Solar Dynamics Observatory started operating. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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