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India’s Aditya-L1 solar probe snaps shots of our hyperactive sun during May outburst (photos)

Last month, auroras that may have been the strongest in the past 500 years wowed observers around the world for a full weekend. Now, a space probe has revealed just how chaotic the sun was during this historic light show.

Images of the sun’s disk by India’s Aditya-L1 spacecraft, the country’s first-ever solar mission, a week after the strongest auroras witnessed on May 10 reveal storm-spewing active regions crowding the sun’s equator.

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