Solar Flare Launches Super-Heated Plasma Into Space | Video

An M6.5-class flare erupted from a sunspot on the Sun on April 2nd, 2014 and was observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (Breathtaking 3rd Year Highlights) .  The bright magnetic burst is seen in two wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light: 304 Angstroms and 171 Angstroms.

credit : NASA / GSFC