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NASA captures photo of giant solar eruption

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Posted at 3:45 PM, Feb 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-23 10:52:42-05

Astronomers recently captured a giant solar eruption.

The magnificent display was recorded by NASA and European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter spacecraft.

According to the ESA, it's the largest solar prominence eruption ever observed in a single image that includes the full sun.

The agency said that the eruption happened last Tuesday and stretched out millions of kilometers into space.

According to NASA, a solar prominence is a large, bright cloud of plasma that hangs above the sun's surface.