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77. Statistical Study of Solar White-light Flares and Comparison with Superflares on Solar-type Stars

Contributed by Kouske Namekata. Posted on November 30, 2017

Statistical studies find that white-light flares from the Sun and from solar-type stars have similar energy-duration relations, but the stellar flares have shorter duration. Cooling effect and stronger magnetic field in the stellar corona are proposed to explain this difference.