This Small Ultracool Star Causes Bad Space Weather

News from SpaceRef: A Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics research team targeted a well-known red dwarf star located about 35 light-years from Earth in the constellation Boîtes. “The object is so small and cool that it’s right on the dividing line between stars (which fuse hydrogen) and brown dwarfs (which don’t). One of the things that makes this small star remarkable is that it spins rapidly, completing a full rotation about every 2 hours. Compare that with our Sun, which takes nearly a month to spin once on its axis.” Read more from SpaceRef