Photo of the Day

image of an arc of plasma shooting off the surface of the sun
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The sun blasts hundreds of millions of tons of superheated plasma into space at a speed of 1,400 kilometers per second (900 miles per second) on Aug. 31, 2012. [NASA/GSFC/SDO]

From Phil Plait's "The Best Astronomy Images of 2012."

[H/T to Jordan.]

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