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Large X-class Flare Erupts on the Sun
February 2, 2012
 

On January 27, 2012 a large X-class flare erupted from an Active region near the solar west limb. Seen here is an image of the flare captured by the X-Ray Telescope on Hinode.

On Jan. 27, 2012 a large X-class flare erupted from an active region near the solar west limb. Seen here is a time series of the flare captured by the X-ray telescope on Hinode. These images represent emission from plasma heated to greater than eight million degrees during the energy release process of the flare.(JAXA/Hinode)

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