Study: Sun capable of destructive superflare

December 8, 2015 5:13 PM

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Study: Sun capable of destructive superflare

WARWICK, England, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Researchers at University of Warwick located a solar superflare among stellar data collected by NASA's Kepler space telescope. The massive burst featured wave patterns similar to flares emitted by our own sun.

In a new paper on the discovery, published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, scientists suggest our own sun may be capable of a superflare -- a flare 1,000 times stronger than any previously recorded.

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