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Weather on Brown Dwarfs

Weather on Brown Dwarfs

An outline of the paper: atmospheric circulation on brown dwarfs: jets, vortices and time variability by Zhang and Showman. What is the atmospheric circulation like…

Brown Dwarfs Come of Age

Brown Dwarfs Come of Age

A few months ago I attended my first conference on brown dwarfs, in Fuerteventura,  one of the Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa….

Mapping clouds on brown dwarfs with the Hubble Space Telescope

Mapping clouds on brown dwarfs with the Hubble Space Telescope

An outline of the paper: HST Spectral Mapping of L/T Transition Brown Dwarfs Reveals Cloud Thickness Variations. by Apai et al. 2M2139 and SIMP0136 are two…

Atmosphere structure of a brown dwarf from HST and Spitzer observations

Atmosphere structure of a brown dwarf from HST and Spitzer observations

An outline of the paper: Vertical atmospheric structure in a variable brown dwarf: pressure-dependent phase shifts in simultaneous HST-Spitzer light curves, by Buenzli et al. It is…

Exoplanets and Brown Dwarfs II

Exoplanets and Brown Dwarfs II

An outline of the paper: The Brown Dwarf-Exoplanet Connection by Adam J. Burgasser In my last post, I talked about how brown dwarfs and hot-Jupiters can…

Exoplanets and Brown Dwarfs

Exoplanets and Brown Dwarfs

An outline of the paper: The Brown Dwarf-Exoplanet Connection by Adam J. Burgasser Measuring the atmospheres of exoplanets can be a tricky business (trust me, I’ve…

Neglected clouds in T and Y dwarf atmospheres

Neglected clouds in T and Y dwarf atmospheres

An outline of the paper: Neglected clouds in T and Y dwarf atmospheres. by C. Morley et al. As brown dwarfs slowly cool, a variety of species…

Strange clouds on HR 8799 b: not so strange

Strange clouds on HR 8799 b: not so strange

An outline of the paper: Mass, Radii, and Cloud Properties of the HR 8799 Planets. by Marley, Saumon, Cushing, et al. The planets of HR…

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