Tucked far away in the recesses of a highly elliptical orbit around the neighboring star TW Hydrae may be a planet.
An international team of researchers has uncovered what they believe is the missing plot point in the story of how planets are born.
Uranus and Neptune are both home to extreme winds blowing at speeds of hundreds of miles per hour – or, as in the case of Neptune, 1,500 miles per hour - and hurricane-like storms as large around as Earth. However, since the discovery of these strong atmospheric winds in the 1980s, just how deep their reach is has remained a mystery. That is, until now.