Science and Exploration

IRIS Footage of X-class Flare

By Keith Cowing
September 18, 2014
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IRIS Footage of X-class Flare
Solar Flare on 10 June 2014

On Sept. 10, 2014, NASA’s newest solar observatory, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS, mission joined other telescopes to witness an X-class flare – an example of one of the strongest solar flares — on the sun.

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