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Humungous flare from sun’s nearest neighbor breaks records – Phys.org

Scientists have spotted the largest flare ever recorded from the sun’s nearest neighbor, the star Proxima Centauri.

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Scientists have spotted the largest flare ever recorded from the sun’s nearest neighbor, the star Proxima Centauri.
The research, which appears today in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, was led by the University of Colorado Boulder and could help to shape the hunt for life beyond Earth’s solar system.
CU Boulder astrophysicist Meredith MacGregor explained that Proxima Centauri is a small but mighty star. It sits just four light-years or more than 20 trillion miles from our own sun and hosts at…

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