Contact: Steve Koppes
University of Chicago
Caption: This illustration shows simulated cloud coverage (white) on a tidally locked planet (blue) that would be orbiting a red dwarf star. Planetary scientists at UChicago and Northwestern are applying global climate simulations to problems in astronomy.
Credit: Jun Yang
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