Giant Sun Eruption Could Swallow 20 Earths

A massive eruption on the surface of the sun this week blasted out a wave of super-hot plasma so high that it could tower over 20 Earths, NASA officials say.

Puny Earthlings: Watch this 'minor' solar eruption
Los Angeles Times
The space agency published a photo Friday morning comparing the size of Earth with this "relatively minor" eruption. The eruption (see video below), which occurred on Monday over the course of about four hours, extended about 160,000 miles out from the sun...

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