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Sun releases M5.2 solar flare.
SDO Sees M5.2 Solar Flare

The bright light on the left side of the sun shows an M5.2-class solar flare in progress on May 8, 2014.This image, captured by NASA's SDO, shows light with a 131 Angstrom wavelength, which highlights the extremely hot material in a solar flare and which is typically colorized in teal. Credit: NASA/SDO

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