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Astronomers Detect Extreme Flare from Proxima Centauri | Astronomy – Sci-News.com

Astronomers have observed the largest flare ever recorded from Proxima Centauri, the Sun’s closest stellar neighbor and one of the best-studied low-mass stars.

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Using the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, NASAs Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, and the du Pont Telescope, astronomers have observed the largest flare ever recorded from Proxima Centauri, the Suns closest stellar neighbor and one of the best-studied low-mass stars.
An artists conception of a violent stellar flare from Proxima Centauri. Image credit: S. Dagnello, NRAO / AUI /…

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