Contact: Susan Hendrix
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: These pictures from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory show the three X-class flares that the sun emitted in under 24 hours on May 12-13, 2013. The images show light with a wavelength of 131 angstroms, which is particularly good for showing solar flares and is typically colorized in teal.
Credit: Credit: NASA/SDO
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