NASA’s IRIS Captures Strongest Solar Flare To Date (VIDEO)

NASA’s Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS), which launched last summer, captured the largest solar flare it has seen so far at the end of January.

A solar flare is a burst of x-rays and light from the sun, the cause of which scientists have not determined, according to NASA.

Watch the video via NASA:

Image credit: NASA/IRIS/SDO/Goddard Space Flight Center