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Solar Eruption Seen in Unprecedented Detail

May 27, 2008

In April, the Smithsonian-designed X-ray Telescope observed a powerful coronal mass ejection on the solar limb. This movie of the eruption was assembled from about 10 hours of still-frame exposures.
Credit: SAO/NASA/JAXA/NAOJ