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wise brown dwarf
2014-04-25 12:21:48

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.

Closest Star System In A Century Found 6.5 Light Years Away
2013-03-11 16:28:34

Using data obtained from a NASA satellite, a Pennsylvania State University astronomer has identified the closest solar system to be found within the past 97 years.

Image 1 - Planet-sized Object Is As Cool As The Earth
2011-10-20 06:45:36

The photo of a nearby star and its orbiting companion -- whose temperature is like a hot summer day in Arizona.

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2010-04-06 09:15:00

As our telescopes grow more powerful, astronomers are uncovering objects that defy conventional wisdom.

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2006-09-07 12:25:00

Astronomers using Hubble have photographed one of the smallest objects ever seen around a normal star beyond our Sun. Weighing in at 12 times the mass of Jupiter, the object is small enough to be a planet.

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2005-02-08 07:05:00

Moons circle planets, and planets circle stars. Now, astronomers have learned that planets may also circle celestial bodies almost as small as planets. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted a dusty disc of planet-building material around an extraordinarily low-mass brown dwarf, or "failed star."


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.