Exoplanet Atmosphere Roils with Superspeed Winds

I found an interesting article today on www.scientificamerican.com. It is about an exoplanet located somewhere about 150 light-years away from us. That’s a lot, let me tell you: 1 light years is the distance traveled by light in that amount of time, and given the fact that light travels at almost 300.000 km/s, that means 9,460,730,472,580.8 km. Now you do the math for 150 light years ;).

Scientists say(based on astronomical observations) that on this planets winds are pretty extreme: they reach 7000 km/h !

Imagine what destructive force has a wind of, let’s say, 200 km/h, here on Earth! It’d be impossible to live in such conditions.

If you want to read more, here’s the link to the article:

Extra-Stormy Weather: Exoplanet Atmosphere Roils with Superspeed Winds


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