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Earth’s Closest Exoplanet Gets Slammed with Gigantic Stellar Flare
February 27, 2018
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Earth’s Closest Exoplanet Gets Slammed with Gigantic Stellar Flare

Astronomers yesterday announced the discovery of a colossal stellar flare. It erupted from the Proxima b’s host star, Proxima Centauri. Two powerful solar flares erupted in two minutes. The second one was 10 times brighter than any known flare from Earth’s sun. Thus, increasing Proxima Centauri’s brightness by 1,000 times...

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