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via io9

This is a coronal mass ejection captured on video by NASA’s socialist Solar Dynamics Observatory last week on August 31st.

You can view video of it happening here.

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  • muselet


    If I weren’t already a science geek, that video would make me one. It’s gorgeous, it’s fascinating and it’s more than a little bit scary.

    Wow. And again I say, wow.


    • IrishGrrrl

      The pics of the sun in the last few years have been outstanding. And every time I see them I feel like the puny spec of matter that we humans really are. While it frightens me, it also encourages because even if we screw up our climate I am reminded that planet will continue and the universe damn sure will without our species. Not that I will let our species go extinct without a fight. More to say that we can only fuck up a tiny little part of nature.

  • Brutlyhonest

    Science? Bah!

  • Victor_the_Crab

    We are so insignificant in the grand scheme of things.