2MASS J21392676+0220226

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2MASS J21392676+0220226 is a brown dwarf 32 light years from earth.[1] Its surface is thought to be host to a massive storm.[2] It was discovered in the Two Micron All-Sky Survey (2MASS).

External links[edit]

  • Burgasser, Adam J.; Cruz, Kelle L.; Cushing, Michael; Gelino, Christopher R.; Looper, Dagny L.; Faherty, Jacqueline K.; Kirkpatrick, J. Davy; Reid, I. Neill (2009). "SpeX Spectroscopy of Unresolved Very Low-Mass Binaries. I. Identification of Seventeen Candidate Binaries Straddling the L Dwarf/T Dwarf Transition". The Astrophysical Journal 710 (2): 1142. arXiv:0912.3808. Bibcode:2010ApJ...710.1142B. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/710/2/1142. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrew Fazekas. "Colossal Storm May Rage on Jupiter-like 'Failed Star'".
  2. ^ Dean Praetorius. "Brown Dwarf May Be Host To Massive, Violent Mega Storm". The Huffington Post, 9/13/2011.