For all its ruthless atomic power, the Sun does some really cute things sometimes. Other than making flowers grow and tan Kate Upton's skin, I mean. Like this pretty good impression of a lightbulb, taken by the Large Angle and Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO) C2 instrument aboard the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO).
Of course, the cute lightbulb is actually a hot-as-hell 8.4-million-kilometer high coronal mass ejection (CME) that can engulf and obliterate several Earths. Let's just focus on how pretty it is. [NASA]