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      New Year's Eve on the Sun: Watch this spectacular erruption

      The NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this New Year's Eve storm on the sun December 31, 2012.{ } Watch this graceful twisting eruption.

      Here is another NASA image showing the relative size of Earth and the sun.{ }{ }

      That flare is larger than thousands of Earths. Quite a way to celebrate a new year.

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