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Last Updated: Thursday April 22 2010 15:33 GMT

In pics: Amazing close-ups of the sun

Nasa released these amazing pics for the first time ever. The pictures show huge explosions on the surface of the sun and looping movements of gas

Nasa released these amazing pictures of huge explosions on the surface of the sun and looping movements of gas.

Scientists are hoping that the pictures will give them loads of information how to predict what's going on up there and how it'll affect us down here.

Scientists are hoping that the pictures will give them loads of information how to predict what's going on up there and how it'll affect us down here.

Check out the green sun! The unmanned spacecraft called the Solar Dynamics Observatory cost over 500 million!

Check out the green sun! The unmanned spacecraft called the Solar Dynamics Observatory cost over 500 million!