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Proxima Flare May Force Rethinking of Dust Belts

27 Feb 2018, 13:51 UTC
Proxima Flare May Force Rethinking of Dust Belts ESO/M. Kornmesser

News of a major stellar flare from Proxima Centauri is interesting because flares like these are problematic for habitability. Moreover, this one may tell us something about the nature of the planetary system around this star, making us rethink previous evidence for dust belts there.

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