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Massive superflares have been seen erupting from stars like the sun

ScienceNews - Fri 14 Jun 19

Older stars, like the sun, can still send out massive bursts of energy that can be seen from light-years away.

Our Sun Is Capable of Producing Dangerous 'Superflares', New Study Says

Discover Magazine - Wed 12 Jun 19

A power superflare fries an exoplanet in the star's system. (Credit: NASA, ESA and D. Player) Astronomers have learned over the past decade that even large solar flares — powerful bursts ...

Study raises concern for sun ‘superflare’

Cosmos Magazine - Wed 12 Jun 19

Research finds it’s not just young stars that behave explosively. Richard A Lovett reports.

Rare 'superflares' could one day threaten Earth - Tue 11 Jun 19

Astronomers probing the edges of the Milky Way have in recent years observed some of the most brilliant pyrotechnic displays in the galaxy: superflares.

Rare 'Superflares' Could One Day Threaten Earth, SpaceDaily - Sun 16 Jun 19
Rare 'superflares' could one day threaten Earth, Eurekalert - Tue 11 Jun 19

The Sun Can Spawn Dangerous ‘Superflares,’ New Research Suggests

Gizmodo - Thu 13 Jun 19

High-energy superflares are typically associated with young, quickly rotating stars, but new evidence suggests mature, plodding stars like our own can still churn out the odd superflare. Read ...

Sun could unleash violent 'superflare' in the next century, researchers warn

FOXNews - Wed 12 Jun 19

Earth's aging sun could produce a massive superflare in the coming century.

Sun Could Unleash a 'Superflare' Hundreds of Thousands of Times More Powerful Than Any Known Flare

Livescience - Wed 12 Jun 19

A powerful superflare could disrupt electronics across the globe, causing widespread blackouts.

'Superflares' of energy emitted by stars could disrupt communications and cause dangerous blackouts

Daily Mail - Tue 11 Jun 19

Yuta Notsu and colleagues from Japan, the US and the Netherlands studied superflares from 43 Sun-like stars using the Gaia spacecraft and New Mexico's Apache Point Observatory.

Our Aging Sun Is Still Capable of Unleashing 'Superflares.' Should We Worry? - Tue 11 Jun 19

The mature sun may still be prone to temper tantrums. A new study suggests that older stars like the sun can produce superflares — huge bursts of energy visible across hundreds of light-years.

Powerful superflares could pose a threat to Earth - Tue 11 Jun 19

Young and active stars often experience wildly strong eruptions. Now we know our older, calmer Sun may occasionally throw similar tantrums.