Stellar Flare Blasts Exoplanet

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Message 1252910 - Posted: 28 Jun 2012, 21:54:28 UTC

An amazing observation and an amazingly fortuitous coincidence to catch this:


NASA: Stellar Flare Blasts Exoplanet

... On Sept. 7, 2011, just eight hours before Hubble was scheduled to observe the transit, Swift was monitoring the star when it unleashed a powerful flare. ...


Amazing stuff! Highly serendipitous for Science in action!...

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