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M33 - Known as the Triangulum Galaxy is estimated as being some 3 million light-years from Earth and is also known as NGC 598 and is one of the most distant objects that can be seen by the naked eye.
Solar Dynamics Observatory Captures Images of a Late Summer Flare
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On Aug. 24, 2014, the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 8:16 a.m. EDT. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of the flare, which erupted on the left side of the sun. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however -- when intense enough -- they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel. This flare is classified as an M5 flare. M-class flares are ten times less powerful than the most intense flares, called X-class flares. Image Credit: NASA/SDO