Giant sun eruption captured in NASA video

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The sun unleashed a monster eruption of super-hot plasma Friday in back-to-back solar storms captured on camera by a NASA spacecraft.

Facekini craze hits China beach as swimmers try to avoid a tan

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BEIJING — In the West, getting a tan is one of the main reasons for going to the beach.

But In China, some are going to extraordinary lengths to avoid getting a bit of sun with a new item of beachwear — dubbed the Facekini – causing something of a stir in the coastal tourist city of Qingdao, Shandong Province.

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Powerful outburst on the sun sends a blast our way

The sun unleashed a huge flare Thursday, the second major solar storm to erupt from our star in less than a week.

The solar flare peaked at about 12:50 p.m. ET as an X-class sun storm, the most powerful type of flare the sun can have.

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