NASA captures a beautiful solar storm in pictures

NASA , through constant observation of our beloved sun , has captured some breathtaking photos of a solar storm , or flare. A solar flare is a burst of energy , in extreme measures of joules , which is exploded away from the source, in this case the sun. These are often caused by natural gravitational disruptions , which cause an unbalance in the seemingly perfect flow of hydrogen , which in turn excites the smoldering gas, causing it to break apart and spew wildly in any direction.

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Because solar flares are pretty much separations of hydrogen atoms, they release immense amounts of radiation in whichever direction the flare hits. Luckily, our atmosphere acts as a "barrier" , causing all radiation to spherically glide over our planet, keeping us from being incinerated every time our sun has one of these "flare-ups".

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Image credits: NASA
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