Flare-star



noun, Astronomy.
1.
a dwarf star that exhibits sudden increases of magnitude similar to solar flares.
noun
1.
a red dwarf star in which outbursts, thought to be analogous to solar flares, occur, increasing the luminosity by several magnitudes in a few minutes
flare star
(flâr)
A variable star that sporadically displays sudden increases in brightness, sometimes becoming six times as bright in a matter of only a few minutes, after which it gradually fades back to its normal brightness. The cause of this phenomenon is thought to be an event similar to a solar flare, but on a more intense scale with a much higher emission of x-rays.

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