Comparison of Kepler-7b and Jupiter (Image: NASA)
Artist's impression of the Spitzer space telescope (Image: NASA)
"How's the weather?" has just become a topic of interstellar conversation. Using data from NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes, astronomers have mapped the first clouds discovered on an extrasolar planet. Not only does this technique give us an interesting bit of pure science, it could also be applied in the search for more earth-like planets according to NASA.
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