Articles tagged "brown dwarf"

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Astronomers accidentally discover rare eclipse of two brown dwarfs

An international team of astronomers searching for potentially habitable alien planets made an accidental discovery of two brown dwarfs eclipsing each other. The astronomers were working on a project called the Search for habitable Planets EClipsing ULtra-cOOl Stars...

March 11, 2020

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Kepler spots a 'vampire' star system going through super-outburst

A new search of NASA's Kepler space telescope archive has uncovered a vampire star system undergoing super-outburst. Crafted to search for exoplanets, the spacecraft sometimes spots other objects that brighten or dim. The newly-discovered star system consists of...

January 30, 2020

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Our star's companion is approaching the inner planets of the Solar System

There is no such thing as Planet 9 or Planet X. What actually exists is the companion of the Sun. It is a brown dwarf and its size is between 10 - 20 times that of the Earth. This brown dwarf is circling the Sun in a vast orbit which takes it 60 times further than...

October 21, 2019

WISE finds few Brown Dwarfs close to home

WISE finds fewer brown dwarfs close to home than previously thought

Recently, NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has been turning up a new crowd of stars close to home: the coldest of the brown dwarf family of "failed" stars. Now, just as scientists are "meeting and greeting" the new...

June 19, 2012

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The scientists are puzzled with phenomenon of "Two Suns"

Over 80% of all solar systems have multiple suns, so is it possible that we live in a binary solar system with two suns as well? Recent discoveries point to the existence of an old brown dwarf. Our solar system is surrounded by a vast collection of icy bodies called...

March 06, 2011