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This Is What the Surface of the Sun Actually Looks Like

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It’s rare to see the sun up close, unless you work for NASA. Now you can see the sun like never before without the need of sunglasses. NASA released a 30-minute ultra high-definition video of the sun called “Thermonuclear Art”. The footage was filmed with NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which is used to highlight different temperatures of solar material.

Watch the sun in all of its blazing glory in the video above.

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