(CNN/NASA) - Some intergalactic fireworks for your 4th of July enjoyment.
These amazing images from the sun's surface show a solar flare so powerful it disrupted radio communications over Europe.
It also sent electrically-charged particles shooting into space that just might sweep past Earth's magnetic field in time to spark some auroral fireworks.
A sheriff's deputy car and a Michigan State Police SUV were among the damaged vehicles.
A fire damaged three garages and some homes in a Grand Haven neighborhood early Thursday morning.
The suspects stole cash and fled the scene.