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NASA’s Swift mission observes mega flares from nearby red dwarf star

NASA's Swift mission observes mega flares from nearby red dwarf star

On April 23, NASA’s Swift satellite detected the strongest, hottest, and longest-lasting sequence of stellar flares ever seen from a nearby red dwarf star. The initial blast from this record-setting series of explosions was as much as 10,000 times more powerful than the largest solar flare ever recorded. “We used ...

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