Day: May 6, 2020

Polarimetry Probes Brown Dwarf Clouds

It will surprise few Centauri Dreams readers that at least some brown dwarfs have bands of clouds, just as we see similar bands on our Solar System’s largest planet. In fact, three brown dwarfs have recently shown signs of cloud banding, and today’s subject, Luhman 16, has previously been analyzed in terms of large cloud […]

NASA Needs A New ‘Giant Leap’ To Replace Its Dead, Dying, And Dated ‘Great Observatories’

Throughout the history of astronomy, every advance we’ve ever made has come about because of fundamental improvements in how we view the Universe. What drives how well we understand whatever phenomenon we’re studying? It’s the quality of the data that we collect. No observatory has demonstrated this better than the Hubble Space Telescope, currently celebrating […]

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