It is also powerful enough that it may have killed all life opportunities for Proxima B. Imagine, for example, that the earth has been in Proxima B’s place during the flare. It will cause a chemical reaction on the earth and eventually weaken the ozone layer.
Here’s How A Massive Solar Flare Affected Proxima B
This is not to say that there is life on the surface of Proxima B, but it is assumed that it does not exist now, thanks to solar activity.
According to reports, this photo is ten times stronger than any other flash that Proxima Centauri has ever witnessed. This is known for its highly unstable nature. More importantly, it happens quite frequently.
Youngblood said: “We estimate that this size of flare on the Proxima Centauri occurs about five times per year.
“Because Proxima’s ozone column did not reach steady state at the end of this period, but continued to maintain a clear downward trend, we believe Proxima B may suffer extreme ozone loss for a long time,” the team wrote in the article.
Apart from the large solar flares, Proxima Centauri is also small and dangerous. In contrast, our sun shines from time to time, but it is not so intense that it destroys life and only disturbs the GPS system. It really sees things thoroughly.