back to article Spitzer stargazers find hot, windy planets

NASA has moved into extra-solar planetary weather forecasting. Well, mapping, but one has to start somewhere. Researchers using the agency's Spitzer infrared space telescope have mapped the weather patterns of two extremely hot, distant planets. The May 9th edition of Nature carries a description of the winds on the surface of …

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Sounds like they found HELL

Well, if a hot, dark planet is out there as "Spicy" is described, I'd say this is a good candidate for the proverbial HELL we've all been told we're going to.

Now, if only they can find a cool, bright place with lots of harps...

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Windy & Spicy

Sounds like a curry.

Well done on some creative renaming - it really worked! :)

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SI Units please

Centigrade or kelvin are much better to use - I find it hard to understand a scale that is related to the temperature of a horse's anus.

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It's NASA, not SI

NASA did the research, hence the ridiculous units.

They're not too good at converting between imperial and SI units... remember the mixup with the Mars satellite that put it in the planet?

D'Oh.

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Dumbing down much?

Thanks for clarifying that the light from Windy takes 60 years to reach us and that it's 60 light-years away. Could someone clarify for me how long it takes the light to get from Spicy at 279 light-years away?

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