A superflare is a very strong explosion observed on stars, which is ten thousand times more powerful than solar flares that disable satellites and knock out electric power grids on Earth.

Scientists earlier believed that older stellar objects, like our Sun did not produce them, recent evidence suggests these processes may occur, but very rarely.

An international team of scientists has spotted superflares that are ten million times more energetic than those coming from the Sun. Using the most technologically-advanced telescopes at the European Southern Observatory located in Chile, they examined stellar objects called “extreme horizontal branch stars” that are found in so-called “globular clusters”.



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