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The stellar equivalent of a sunspot: a region of enhanced magnetic field strength and low surface brightness. The existence of starspots explains certain types of variability, as occurs for example in a BY Draconis or RS Canum Venaticorum star.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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