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Nasa images show sun eruption

2 May 2013 Last updated at 08:26 BST

Timelapse footage released by the space agency Nasa shows a solar eruption taking place around the edge of the sun.

The coronal mass ejection (CME) took place on Wednesday 1 May.

The 10 second clip shows events which took place over two and a half hours.