Stunning NASA Video Shows a Solar Eruption

Material can be seen being ejected from sun's surface into space.

— -- Newly released video offers a stunning look at a solar eruption.

The footage, released Wednesday, was recorded by NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory – known as STEREO – on Aug. 24.

In the video, material can be seen being ejected from the sun’s surface and into space, with some of the material collapsing back, unable to break free from the sun’s gravity.

The eruption captured on the video is associated with an M-class solar flare, NASA says.

NASA’s STEREO observatories are helping scientists study the sun.