Superflares are often linked to younger, more volatile stars, but new research showed that it can also occur in mature stars like the sun. If this happens, it could have grave consequences for Earth.
Space June 13, 2019
Superflares from the young sun blasted powerful coronal ejections that could have made the Earth suitable for life. The star's violent behavior 4 billion years ago may shed light on the Faint Young Sun Paradox.
Space May 24, 2016
Our sun may have already produced small superflares that hit Earth thousands of years ago, a study suggests. This notion is supported by evidence from tree rings, researchers said.
Energy March 28, 2016
Superflares have been spotted taking place on other stars, events which could be devastating to Earth if they took place in our own solar system. Is it possible our own sun may one day send such a powerful blow toward our own planet?
Space March 26, 2016