Solar Flare

This image shows a solar flare erupting from the Sun. Solar flares can cause widespread disruptions to satellite navigation systems.

Caption:
Intense solar activity causes material to erupt from the Sun.
Type: Photograph
Image Date: August, 31, 2012
Credit: NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams
Origin: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Creator: Solar Dynamics Observatory
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Intense solar activity causes material to erupt from the Sun.