Giant white-light flares on fully convective stars occur at high latitudes

  title={Giant white-light flares on fully convective stars occur at high latitudes},
  author={Ekaterina Ilin and Katja Poppenhaeger and Sarah J. Schmidt and Silva P. J{\"a}rvinen and Elisabeth R. Newton and Juli{\'a}n D. Alvarado‐G{\'o}mez and J. Sebastian Pineda and James. R. A. Davenport and Mahmoudreza Oshagh and Ilya V. Ilyin},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
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