Unprecedented map details weather on an alien brown dwarf: Molten hot rain

Molten iron rain with highs of 1000°C: First weather map of distant star reveals its hostile atmosphere.

Unprecedented map details weather on an alien brown dwarf: Molten hot rain

Science Recorder | Corinne Chamberlain | Thursday, January 30, 2014

Luhman 16B is a hybrid planet-star positioned 6.7 light years away. Wednesday’s research shows that it’s raining molten iron over there. The reasons for unusual weather patterns in this strange failed star, also known as a brown dwarf, has been determined. Scientists have created the first weather map for the brown dwarf... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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