A huge explosion on the Sun captured on video

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Images courtesy of Nasa/Solar Dynamics Observatory

Nasa has released footage of the moment a huge explosion erupted on the surface of the Sun.

The blast, which sends out billions of tonnes of particles, is officially known as a 'coronal mass ejection'.

The images were spotted by Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which is a special mission launched to study the Sun over a period of five years.