Solar flare erupts from east side of the sun

Well that's how NASA scientists would describe it. In terms we can understand, it's a solar flare erupting from the left side of the sun. It unleashed super-heated plasma that arched above the sun's surface before blasting into space. It is a stunning image, but scientists aren't that impressed. On a scale that rates the flare strength, they say this one is only "moderate."

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