Seeing Starspots: The Curious Case of XX Trianguli

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A screenshot of the bizarre surface of XX Tri Image credit: The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP).

Ever wonder what happens on the surface of other stars?

An amazing animation was released this week by astronomers at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics (AIP) in Potsam Germany, showing massive sunspot activity on the variable star XX Trianguli (HD 12545). (…)
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