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Term: Starspots

A phenomenon similar to a sunspot but occurring on the surface of a star other than Sun. Due to spatial resolution constraints, starspots so far observed are in general much larger than those on the Sun, up to about 30% of the stellar surface may be covered, corresponding to sizes 100 times greater than those on the Sun.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan