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University of Chicago

Cloud Behavior on Alien Planets

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

Usage Restrictions: News organizations may use this image in connection with reports about the research of Dorian Abbot, Jun Yang and Nicolas Cowan.

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