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Leigh Fletcher

Leigh Fletcher

Leigh Fletcher

Fletcher is a Royal Society Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. He works with an international team of scientists studying the formation, atmospheric composition, dynamics, meteorology and chemistry of the gas giants:  Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, and the growing number of giant planets around other stars in our galaxy.

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Jupiter Weather Report: 2014/15 Apparition

November 05, 2015

A summary of Jupiter's changing face as seen from Earth during its 2014/2015 apparition.

Towards a Jupiter Weather Forecast

September 24, 2015

Trying to keep track of the ever-changing face of Jupiter is a pretty big challenge—its a dynamic world that can fascinate and surprise every time we turn our telescopes towards it.

The Plumes of Europa

December 12, 2013

2013 has been a rather exciting year for Europa scientists. Today's exciting news: the Hubble Space Telescope discovery of water vapor plumes from the south pole of this icy moon.

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