NASA satellites capture stunning images of the sun

10:18 AM, Jun 14, 2013   |    comments
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Violent eruptions exploding out of the sun's atmosphere show an ever-changing, truly dynamic star, whose activity waxes and wanes over every 11 years.

Just in the month of May, the sun emitted 16 sizable solar flares and 19 fast coronal mass ejections that sent powerful solar material and radiation into the solar system, and at times toward Earth.

NASA's observatories keep a constant watch on the sun, providing scientific data, not to mention beautiful views, of this activity.

NASA Heliophysicist Alex Young joined KARE 11 Sunrise this morning to talk about some amazing new images of the sun, and about what it means to be in a period of increased solar activity.

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