Release Images

Release No.: 2020-08
For Release: Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 2:05pm

Center for Astrophysics Scientist and Team First to Measure Wind Speed on a Sub-stellar Object Outside the Solar System

Artist's conception of the wind speed on brown dwarf 2MASS J1047+21, which was clocked at 650 meters per second. View animation.

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brown dwarf 2MASS J1047+21

Artist's conception of the atmospheric rotation of brown dwarf 2MASS J1047+21, which was measured at 1.741 hours.

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brown dwarf 2MASS J1047+21

Artist's conception of the interior rotation period of brown dwarf 2MASS J1047+21, which was measured at 1.758 hours.

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brown dwarf 2MASS J1047+21

Artist's conception, of the atmospheric and interior rotation periods, and windspeed on brown dwarf 2MASS J1047+21 set next to Jupiter for size comparison.

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