Beyond Our Own Solar System, A Stellar Flare Had Tons Of Gas Ejected From A Planet 63 Light Years Away From Us. Earth Is Much Luckier As It Is Not Too Close To The Sun!

C3-class Solar Flare Erupts on Sept. 8, 2010 [...

C3-class Solar Flare Erupts on Sept. 8, 2010 [Detail] (Photo credit: NASA Goddard Photo and Video)

HD 189733b is a planet which often has found itself to intermittently eject tons of gas each second.  It usually happens when its star, HD 189733A, blasts a powerful X-ray flare at planet HD 189733b.  As now though, it seems that planet HD 189733b does have plenty of gas to spare.  The most recent flare which observed on Sept. 7, 2011 by Swift’s X-ray telescope suggested planet HD 189733b had ejected about 1,000 tons of gas each second.  Anyhow, the video right after the break will explain better than I do in regarding to what had happened to planet HD 189733b.  For your information, if you want to know more about Swift satellite, you can check it out at NASA’s own webpage here.

Afterthought:  I think they call stellar flare as a solar flare of not our own sun but from another star of another solar system.  I guess we can say a stellar flare is any kind of flare that can be categorized to be similar to our own solar flare.

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