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Space photos of the day 08/26

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This photograph of the Sun, taken on December 19, 1973 during the third and final manned Skylab mission, shows one of the most spectacular solar flares ever recorded, spanning more than 365,000 miles across the solar surface. The flare gives the distinct impression of a twisted sheet of gas in the process of unwinding itself.

PHOTO: NASA

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