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Footage of powerful solar flares released by Nasa

1 September 2014 Last updated at 02:44 BST

The US Space Agency Nasa has released new footage showing a series of powerful solar flares.

There have been a number of eruptions on the surface of the sun in the last week.

Some have warned that this explosion of energy might have a serious impact here on earth.

The BBC's Tim Allman explains.