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Stunning footage of 'flurry of flares' from Sun released

Credit: Nasa

Nasa has released stunning footage showing a "flurry of solar flares".

More than half a dozen powerful flares have been released on the surface of the Sun since August 24, the organisation said.

The flares are powerful bursts of radiation, and while the flares cannot pass through the Earth's atmosphere to harm humans, they can disturb the part of the atmosphere where communications signals travel.

Credit: Nasa
Credit: Nasa
Credit: Nasa
Credit: Nasa