An incredibly stunning solar flare erupted from the suns surface, throwing charged particles and searing plasma millions of miles out into space on Apr. 16.    NASAs Solar Dynamics Observatory captured data from the flare  a medium-sized M-class event  which was turned into a movie by Steele Hill, media specialist at the Goddard Space Flight Center. The blast was not directed at the Earth and is unlikely to hit any of the planets in our solar system.

An incredibly stunning solar flare erupted from the suns surface, throwing charged particles and searing plasma millions of miles out into space on Apr. 16. NASAs Solar Dynamics Observatory captured data from the flare a medium-sized M-class event which was turned into a movie by Steele Hill, media specialist at the Goddard Space Flight Center. The blast was not directed at the Earth and is unlikely to hit any of the planets in our solar system.

Sunstorms astronomy space infographic. ♥ Pin for reference.

Sunstorms astronomy space infographic. ♥ Pin for reference.

The god of reaping in Italy was Saturn. He held a sickle, which represents the planet. He looked over harvest time.

The god of reaping in Italy was Saturn. He held a sickle, which represents the planet. He looked over harvest time.

Cartwheel Galaxy, ESO 350-40, is a lenticular galaxy about 500 mly away in the constellation Sculptor. It is an estimated 150,000 light-years across. The galaxy was once a normal spiral galaxy like the Milky Way before it apparently underwent a head-on collision with a smaller companion approximately 200 mya.

Cartwheel Galaxy, ESO 350-40, is a lenticular galaxy about 500 mly away in the constellation Sculptor. It is an estimated 150,000 light-years across. The galaxy was once a normal spiral galaxy like the Milky Way before it apparently underwent a head-on collision with a smaller companion approximately 200 mya.

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