Like many red dwarfs it is a flare star
. Its occasional brief brightenings earned it the variablestar designation DY Eridani.
In 1951, Dorrit Hoffleit (1907-2007) suggested that the object might have been a flare star
, although she pointed out that the flare would have been of abnormally large amplitude.
The star, spotted by astrophysicists at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and the Byurakan Observatory (Armenia), is the flare star
, WX UMa.
was consistent last year, winning at Sligo and Listowel before finding the ground much too soft on her final run at Naas.
TOTESPORT CHESTER CUP, sponsors bet: 9-2 Galient, Grafton Street, 9-1 Admiral, 12-1 Greenwich Meantime, 14-1 Afrad, Fair Along, Som Tala, Under The Rainbow, Whispering Death, 16-1 Flare Star
, Odiham, Winged D'Argent, 20-1 bar.
is an unexposed filly who takes a step up in class having won a maiden at Sligo whilst both ABSOLUTE IMAGE and TAQSEEM, who ran well in the McDonogh Handicap, are another couple to consider.
If Proxima indeed orbits Alpha - and therefore probably arose from the same stellar nursery at the same time -- then researchers will have to reconsider certain important theoretical issues, Matthews and Gilmore say, Proxima is a flare star
, given to periodic and dramatic surface brightenings.
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, Lightning Strike, My Immortal, Sentry Duty, Som Tala, 25 bar.
At a press conference last week, researchers announced that the Hubble Space Telescope had detected such radiation from a Milky Way flare star
called AU Microscopium.