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Fraser
2004-Sep-04, 04:28 PM
SUMMARY: A team of astronomers from UCLA have found cloudy, stormy atmospheres on brown dwarfs - objects larger than gas giants like Jupiter, but not large enough to ignite into full stars. They believe the discovery of these storms could provide insights into some strange observations of brown dwarfs. Instead of steadily cooling, the objects have been seen to get brighter for brief periods, so this could be accounted for by breaks in the cloudy atmosphere.

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