Solar flares on Corot-2

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Solar flares on Corot-2

Post #1by kristoffer » 15.09.2011, 09:44

A nearby star is pummeling a companion planet with a barrage of X-rays 100,000 times more intense than the Earth receives from the sun.

New data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope suggest that high-energy radiation is evaporating about 5 million tons of matter from the planet every second. This result gives insight into the difficult survival path for some planets.


Is it possible that we can add some flares around Corot-2?
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