Astronomers Catch a Superflare From a Puny Star

An artist's conception of a superflare event, on a dwarf star. Image credit: Mark Garlick/University of Warwick

You can be thankful that we orbit a placid, main sequence, yellow dwarf star. Astronomers recently spied a massive superflare on a diminutive star, a powerful, radiation spewing event that you wouldn’t want to witness up close.

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