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Nasa spacecraft capture Sun footage

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Nasa's twin Stereo spacecraft "Behind" and "Ahead" captured rare footage of the Sun erupting over about a 30-hour period between 26 September and 27 September.

The eruption was so large that the spacecraft were able to observe it for hours on end, one of the few times this has occurred.

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