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Extreme radiation makes life unlikely on Earth's twin

Thursday, November 19, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Vast amounts of radiation may have left one of the most Earth-like planets discovered uninhabitable.

The radiation is the result of a superflaring Red Dwarf star, Kepler-438. The flares occur regularly every few hundred days and are ten times more powerful than those ever recorded on the Sun—and equivalent to the same energy as 100 billion megatons of TNT.

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