Contact: Susan Hendrix
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: An X-class solar flare erupted on the left side of the sun on the evening of Feb. 24, 2014. This composite image, captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite at 7:59 p.m. EST, shows the sun in X-ray light with wavelengths of both 131 and 171 angstroms.
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