Storm on a Nearby Brown Dwarf
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Storm on a Nearby Brown Dwarf

September 15, 2011
Astronomers have observed extreme brightness changes on a nearby brown dwarf that may indicate a storm grander than any seen yet on a planet. This finding could new shed light on the atmospheres and weather on extra-solar planets.

Credit: Art by Jon Lomberg/University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts & Science

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