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Startling superflares

Stars that are just like our Sun have flares more than a million times more energetic than the biggest flare ever seen on the Sun. The Kepler satellite has allowed these superflares to be studied in detail for the first time. See Letter p.478

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Figure 1: Magnetic connection.

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Schaefer, B. Startling superflares. Nature 485, 456–457 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature11194

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