Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Mini-flares potentially jeopardize habitability of planets circling red dwarf stars

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Solar flares and associated eruptions can trigger auroras on Earth or, more ominously, damage satellites and power grids. Could flares on cool, red dwarf stars cause even more havoc to orbiting planets, even rendering them uninhabitable? To help answer that question, astronomers sought to find out how many flares such stars typically unleash.
via Science Daily
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