Latest Brown dwarf Stories
Ancient astronomers looked up at the dark skies in wonder, as the stars marched by overhead like precision dancers.
A new paper suggests that potentially habitable planets orbiting white dwarfs could be much easier to find â€“ if they exist â€“ than other exoplanets located so far.
Observations with the European Southern Observatoryâ€™s Very Large Telescope, along with two other telescopes, have shown that there is a new candidate for the coldest known star: a brown dwarf in a double system with about the same temperature as a freshly made cup of tea â€” hot in human terms, but extraordinarily cold for the surface of a star.
Cardiff University astronomers believe that a young starâ€™s long "napping" could trigger the formation of a second generation of smaller stars and planets orbiting around it.
Astronomers may have found the first object clearing its path in the natal disc surrounding a young star.
In November 2010, the scientific journal Icarus published a paper by astrophysicists John Matese and Daniel Whitmire, who proposed the existence of a binary companion to our sun, larger than Jupiter, in the long-hypothesized "Oort cloud" -- a faraway repository of small icy bodies at the edge of our solar system.
A deep survey of more than 200,000 stars in our Milky Way galaxy has unveiled the sometimes petulant behavior of tiny red dwarf stars.
NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has eyed its first cool brown dwarf: a tiny, ultra-cold star floating all alone in space.
After completing its primary mission to map the infrared sky, NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has reached the expected end of its onboard supply of frozen coolant.
The discovery is expected to shed light on the early stages of solar system formation.
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