Astronomers measure wind speed on a brown dwarfWritten by Copernical Team Thursday, 16 April 2020 04:23
Charlottesville VA (SPX) Apr 10, 2020
Astronomers have used the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to make the first measurement of wind speed on a brown dwarf - an object intermediate in mass between a planet and a star. Based on facts known about the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn in our own Solar System, a team of scientists led by Katelyn Allers of Buckn
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