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An Earth-sized planet may be igniting an aurora around a nearby red dwarf star

19 Feb 2020, 14:00 UTC
An Earth-sized planet may be igniting an aurora around a nearby red dwarf star Danielle Futselaar (artsource.nl)

A team of astronomers has just announced they may have found a planet orbiting the red dwarf star GJ 1151, but the technique is entirely novel: The planet is interacting with the star magnetically, creating an aurora not on the planet but on the star itself!

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