flare star

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a red dwarf star in which luminosity can change several magnitudes in a few minutes

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The archetypal flare star, UV Cet, was discovered in 1948 September.
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If Proxima indeed orbits Alpha - and therefore probably arose from the same stellar nursery at the same time -- then researchers will have to reconsider certain important theoretical issues, Matthews and Gilmore say, Proxima is a flare star, given to periodic and dramatic surface brightenings.
Their subsequent investigations showed that rather than being a flare star, V1212 Tau is a dwarf nova of the SU UMa family.