Artistic rendition of a "superflare star". It has large starspots (much larger than those on the Sun) and a superflare (white region) occurs near the starspots.
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SPACE.com | Photo By Hiroyuki Maehara (Kwasan and Hida Observatories, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)
Wed, May 16, 2012 1:36 PM EDT