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Superflares Found on Sun-like Stars

astroengine (1577233) writes | about 2 years ago

Space 1

astroengine writes "Scientists have found superflares more than 1 million times more powerful than flares generated by the sun occurring on sun-like stars being studied by NASA's Kepler space telescope. The finding, culled from 120 days of observations of 83,000 stars, is the first to detail how often and how energetic flares on other stars can be. The discovery, however, raises a question about how the massive outbursts, believed to be caused by complex magnetic interactions, can physically occur."
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Correct version (1)

astroengine (1577233) | about 2 years ago | (#40018925)

A previous submission on the same topic was posted accidentally with the incorrect URL. This is the correct version. Apologies!
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