The Sun Made This 8.4 Million Kilometre Tall Lightbulb

For all its ruthless atomic power, the sun does really cute things sometimes. Other than making flowers grow and tan Kate Upton's skin, I mean. Like this pretty good impression of a lightbulb, taken by the Large Angle and Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO) C2 instrument aboard the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO).

Of course, the cute lightbulb is actually a hot-as-hell coronal mass ejection (CME) 8.4 million kilometres tall that can engulf and obliterate several Earths. Let's just focus on how pretty it is. [NASA]

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