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Stunning NASA Video of Sun Explosions

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NASA is a constant source of jaw-dropping videos, and their latest release is no exception.

It's a four and a half minute clip compiling the very best explosions that have been witnessed on the Sun during the five years that NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has been active.

The Observatory monitors the Sun 24 hours a day (we don't recommend you try and do that yourselves) and has seen a plethora of stunning images of eruptions of solar material coursing through the sun's atmosphere, the corona.

Scientists are still attempting to understand what causes these solar flares; but you don't need to know how it all works in order to enjoy this fantastic video.

You can visit NASA Goddard on Facebook for more information; in the meantime, sit back and watch the flames go.

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