Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
What's the story with these ads on Slashdot? Check out our new blog post to find out. ×
Space

Submission + - Superflares Found on Sun-like Stars-> 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."
Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Superflares Found on Sun-like Stars

Comments Filter:

Statistics means never having to say you're certain.

Working...