Latest Brown dwarf Stories
Not much escapes the sight of the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope in Chile, but astronomers using the powerful four-telescope array have been unable to pinpoint the location of a brown dwarf star believed to be orbiting a nearby binary star system.
A team of scientists led by Carnegie's Jacqueline Faherty has discovered the first evidence of water ice clouds on an object outside of our own Solar System.
An object that is currently cool as a planet might have spent much of its youth as hot as a star, according to a new research paper appearing in the latest edition of the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Researchers from University College London and the University of New South Wales have reportedly developed a new, more powerful and more accurate way to detect extraterrestrial life that focuses on methane.
NASA's WISE and Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered what appears to be the coldest "brown dwarf" known -- a dim, star-like body that, surprisingly, is as frosty as Earth's North Pole.
While NASA’s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has uncovered thousands of new stars during its multi-year mission, it has been unable to collect any evidence supporting the supposed existence...
WASHINGTON, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After searching hundreds of millions of objects across our sky, NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has turned up no evidence
Scientists using the Very Large Telescope (VLT) created the world’s first map of the weather on the surface of a brown dwarf.
Located about 440 light-years from Earth is a strange object that has properties of both a star and a planet.
Most brown dwarfs may contain storms as big as Jupiter’s “Great Red Spot,” according to findings presented at the American Astronomical Society in Washington.
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