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Brown Dwarf with a Possible Storm

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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:55 PM
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Violent Storms Rage on Nearby Brown Dwarf


Astronomers have detected what they think is a massive storm raging on a near-by brown dwarf Star 47 light years away. The varying brightness of the star is being explained as possible different parts of the brown dwarf's atmosphere having varying degrees of brightness due to huge storms.

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A small, dim star appears to be wracked by a mega storm more violent than any weather yet seen on another world, astronomers announced.

The star, called a brown dwarf, is more massive than a giant planet but much lighter than most stars. Over a period of several hours, the star exhibited the largest brightness variations ever seen on a cool brown dwarf....
..."The best explanation is that brighter and darker patches of its atmosphere are coming into our view as the brown dwarf spins on its axis."

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edit on 9/15/2011 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)




posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:58 PM
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Why not? Jupiter's got 'em. Saturn's got 'em. A brown dwarf is just a more massive version.
The rate at which we're learning stuff is amazing.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 09:16 PM
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I also saw this at space.com. I agree with Phage, we're learning a lot these days...



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 09:19 PM
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Astronomers have detected what they think is a massive storm raging on a near-by brown dwarf Star 47 light years away.


Brown Dwarf thread with no mention of Nibiru?


Oh, science...




Over a short observational period of a few hours, the researchers noticed 2MASS 2139 change in brightness significantly. Naturally, that piqued their interest. "We found that our target's brightness changed by a whopping 30 percent in just under eight hours,"


If you were the one observing that's pretty cool. As cool as failed suns can be I suppose.




posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 09:24 PM
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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 09:28 PM
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Over a short observational period of a few hours, the researchers noticed 2MASS 2139 change in brightness significantly. Naturally, that piqued their interest. "We found that our target's brightness changed by a whopping 30 percent in just under eight hours,"


So, how long do you think we have before someone claims that Elenin didn't break up it was just having a storm?



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 10:10 PM
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Have they ruled out gases that refract light moving in front of the brown dwarf? I think claiming a mega storm on a body light years away as the best explanation stretching a bit. Extrapolating phenomena we can see within our own solar system and to planets we have actually been to is stretching it just a bit with the only evidence is the brightness of said object.

With such distances between us and it wouldn't it be more likely that dust or whatever it is causing this.

Or maybe im just being a butt head.


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