Stellar flare on HD 189733A (artist’s impression)

This artist’s impression shows a stellar flare on star HD 189733A, the parent star of exoplanet HD 189733b.

In this video, the surface of the star, which is around 80% the mass of the Sun, is animated based on observations of the Sun from the Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, L. Calçada, Solar Dynamics Observatory

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Id:heic1209f
Release date:28 June 2012, 15:00
Related releases:heic1209
Duration:09 s

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