An incredibly stunning solar flare erupted from the sun's surface throwing charged particles and searing plasma millions of miles out into space. The blast was was not directed at the earth and it is unlikely to hit any of the planets in our solar system.

An incredibly stunning solar flare erupted from the sun's surface throwing charged particles and searing plasma millions of miles out into space. The blast was was not directed at the earth and it is unlikely to hit any of the planets in our solar system.

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Nasa has released an image taken by the probe's Visual and Infrared Spectrometer…

Nasa has released an image taken by the probe's Visual and Infrared Spectrometer…

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These 14 Images Of The Sun May Be The Most Spectacular Ever Snapped
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NASA. (2012). SOLAR SYSTEM PLANETS & DWARF PLANETS INFORMATION CHART. Available: http://space-facts.com/solar-system-information/. Last accessed 6th November.

NASA. (2012). SOLAR SYSTEM PLANETS & DWARF PLANETS INFORMATION CHART. Available: http://space-facts.com/solar-system-information/. Last accessed 6th November.

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Complex: The Sun is seen as central to our solar system, but even that is on its own journey through the 'Local Bubble'

Complex: The Sun is seen as central to our solar system, but even that is on its own journey through the 'Local Bubble'

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When the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft flew by Saturn in 1980 and 1981, they were able to pay only fleeting attention to Titan, the second largest moon in the solar system (larger even than the planet Mercury) and the only solar system moon with an appreciable atmosphere. These images are from subsequent Titan flybys in 2005 and 2006. - Image credit: NASA / JPL / University of Arizona

When the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft flew by Saturn in 1980 and 1981, they were able to pay only fleeting attention to Titan, the second largest moon in the solar system (larger even than the planet Mercury) and the only solar system moon with an appreciable atmosphere. These images are from subsequent Titan flybys in 2005 and 2006. - Image credit: NASA / JPL / University of Arizona

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Although Venus is only the planet second nearest the sun, its dense, toxic atmosphere traps heat in a runaway version of the greenhouse effect that warms up the Earth. As a result, temperatures on Venus reach 870 degrees F (465 degrees C), more than hot enough to melt lead.

Although Venus is only the planet second nearest the sun, its dense, toxic atmosphere traps heat in a runaway version of the greenhouse effect that warms up the Earth. As a result, temperatures on Venus reach 870 degrees F (465 degrees C), more than hot enough to melt lead.

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