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A Distant Planet Has An Extreme Forecast

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A Distant Planet Has An Extreme Forecast

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A Distant Planet Has An Extreme Forecast

A Distant Planet Has An Extreme Forecast

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Astronomers have observed a planet orbiting a distant star that experiences temperature swings of hundreds of degrees in a matter of hours. Greg Laughlin, author on the Nature study and a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California Santa Cruz, says weather models for the planet include glowing skies and 10,000 mile-per-hour winds.

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