Quasi-periodic pulsations in stellar flares
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10.09.2015
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Natural Sciences (Astrophysics and Astrononmy)
Abstract
Quasi-periodic pulsations (QPPs) are a common feature of solar flares that are observed in many different wavelengths. Although QPPs appear not to be as abundant in white light Kepler flare light curves as they are in solar flares, albeit in different wavelengths the structure of the pulsations are strikingly similar, hinting that the same underlying processes govern both solar and stellar flares. Here we consider a special case, observed on KIC9655129, which shows evidence of multiple periodicities. We speculate that the presence of multiple periodicities is a good indication that the QPPs were caused by magnetohydrodynamic oscillations, further strengthening the case that the physical processes in operation during stellar flares are at least analogous to those in solar flares.
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