NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory photographs the sun with ten times the resolution of high-definition television.
NASA's orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory captured yet another solar flare blasting from the same overactive sunspot that triggered radio blackouts
The spacecraft, which watches Earth's parent star from 22,000 miles (36,000 kilometers) above the planet's surface, captured the flare, classified as a medium-strength type M
The Solar Dynamics Observatory images the sun's entire disk across a range of wavelengths every ten seconds, providing pictures with a resolution 10 times higher than that of high-definition television
This colorized image in particular shows the flare in the extreme ultraviolet part of the spectrum that highlights its high temperature.
An M-class flare is a fairly powerful flare, a sudden release of electromagnetic radiation from the sun that travels at the speed of light