Look, Hell exists, and it's beautiful. Here's the Sun showing its largest eruption in 15 years, according to NASA. 126 Earths fit into that plasma 500,000-mile-long tongue. Here's the video:

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The video was taken by the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) over a period of 19 hours. Majestic inferno, as pretty as the most beautiful view of Earth to date. [NASA]

Update: Fixed the mistake in the eruption's length. NASA's site mistakenly says it is 50 million miles, so I didn't double-check (who am I to question NASA figures?)