MIKE MCRAE23 APRIL 2021
Two years ago, our star’s next door neighbor – Proxima Centauri – got a little emotional. It happens from time to time, only this time, the small red star really let go. A storm of fury that breaks its previous records, outdoing anything our own Sun could manage by magnitudes.https://57dde41067b8deca0791b4bd07473c84.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
Sure, we were eavesdropping, but it’s all in the name of science. Besides, we now have some galactic gossip we’re dying to share – this was not your typical solar eruption.
As far as neighbors go, you could do worse than Proxima Centauri. At a mere 4 light-years (just over 30 trillion kilometers) over the back fence, it’s close enough to keep an eye on without being prone to blowing up ina life-destroying cataclysm.
That doesn’t mean it’s quiet. Likemost hot-temperedred dwarf stars, Proxima Centauri vents its…
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