Our sun is an active star, and NASA has witnessed all sorts of exciting solar phenomena from filament eruptions to comets barely escaping the sun’s fiery wrath.
The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) satellite captured this image of a massive solar filament spewing out into space in the spring of 2015. The satellite’s imaging instrument blocks out some of the brightest parts of the star to see what’s happening around it. SOHO is a joint project between NASA and the European Space Agency.

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