Astronomers Question How Much Energy Small Stars Can Hold

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Published on April 21, 2019 - Duration: 00:32s

Astronomers Question How Much Energy Small Stars Can Hold

A small star the size of Jupiter was seen giving off a massive superflare.

According to Digital Trends, the flare was 10 times more powerful than any flare from the Sun.

With the observation, people are now wondering how much energy small stars can hold.

The star is located 250 light-years from Earth but was seen because of its bright flare.

Astronomers saw a flare giving an energy of 80 billion megatons of TNT on Aug.

13, 2017.


Astronomers Question How Much Energy Small Stars Can Hold

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