Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Pipsqueak Star Unleashes Monster Flare: "The flare was first observed by the Russian-built Konus instrument on NASA’s Wind satellite in the early morning hours of April 25th. Less than two minutes later, Swift’s X-ray Telescope caught the flare and quickly slewed to point toward EV Lacertae. The flare was so bright, that when Swift tried to observe the star with its Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope it shut itself down for safety reasons."
Excellent! A satellite that blinks at the (a) Sun
Full article appears on the equally excellent thefutureofthings.com