April 17th, 2012
01:50 PM ET

Sun spits out giant fireball

It looked like some incredibly large entity was doing cannonballs on the sun yesterday.

NASA called it a prominence. We call it totally cool. The eruption happened alongside a “medium-sized” solar flare, peaking at 1:45 p.m. ET, NASA says. The image was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Was it directed at the Earth? Click on the video to find out.

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