23 nov. 2015

Weather System with 5,400 MPH Winds Recorded -- On Another Planet!

A team of researchers have announced they have completed a map of a previously unknown weather system. Unlike other known weather systems however, this map has recorded wind speeds of 5,400 mph, on a planet 63 light-years away.

This new weather map, generated by astrophysicists at the University of Warwick, in Coventry, England, is of exoplanet HD 189733 b. This is a gas giant that is 14% larger than Jupiter, orbiting the star HD 189733 A, found in the constellation of Vulpecula. It is very close to it's parent star -- nearly 13 times closer than Mercury is to the Sun -- and orbits it's star every 2.2 days.

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