(CNN) - NASA caught some spectacular images Monday of a solar flare.
The solar prominence eruption shot off the east side of the sun just before 2 p.m. ET Monday.
Scientists say the red-glowing looped material is plasma, a hot gas made up of electrically charged hydrogen and helium.
An erupting prominence occurs when it becomes unstable and bursts outward, releasing the plasma.
Scientists are still trying to determine how and why prominences are formed.
Snow that moved through Central Indiana this week has wrapped up, leaving some areas with more than 10 inches of snow.
Free bags of salt will be available to the public Saturday after snow moved through Central Indiana this week.
Police were searching for suspects early Saturday morning in connection to a burglary that occurred on the city's north side.