Forecasting Earths weather can be challenging enough. Now try that on an alien planet orbiting a distant star 40 light-years away. At the University of Chicago researchers say the Hubble Space Telescope is capable of a new skill: Weather Forecasting! The HST which wasn’t even designed for this purpose has been able to detect weather patterns on the exoplanet GJ 1214b. Studies show this far out neighbor has a cloudy atmosphere that
blocks observations of the surface and lower atmosphere.

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