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A very cool pair of brown dwarfs (w/ video)

( -- Observations with the European Southern Observatory’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 ...

dateMar 23, 2011 in Astronomy
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Baby stars born to 'napping' parents

( -- Cardiff University astronomers believe that a young star's long "napping" could trigger the formation of a second generation of smaller stars and planets orbiting around it.

dateMar 09, 2011 in Astronomy
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Birth of a baby planet

( -- University of Sydney astronomer, Professor Peter Tuthill, is one of an international team of astronomers who have announced a major step forward in the quest to find planets in orbit around distant stars. ...

dateMar 02, 2011 in Astronomy
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Can WISE find the hypothetical 'Tyche'?

( -- 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 ...

dateFeb 22, 2011 in Astronomy
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Cool star is a gem of a find

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.

dateNov 10, 2010 in Astronomy
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Brown Dwarf Found Orbiting a Young Sun-Like Star

( -- Astronomers have imaged a very young brown dwarf, or failed star, in a tight orbit around a young nearby sun-like star. The discovery is expected to shed light on the early stages of solar system formation.

dateJul 29, 2010 in Astronomy
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The Coolest Stars Come Out of the Dark

( -- Astronomers have uncovered what appear to be 14 of the coldest stars known in our universe. These failed stars, called brown dwarfs, are so cold and faint that they'd be impossible to see with current visible-light ...

dateJun 24, 2010 in Astronomy
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