Brown dwarfs discovered near the sun

03/11/2013 | ScientificAmerican.com

An astronomer has found a pair of brown dwarfs about 6.5 light years from the sun, the closest objects discovered near the sun since two star systems were found more than 95 years ago, according to a study to be published in Astrophysical Journal Letters. The scientist used data from the WISE satellite, launched in space in 2009 to detect brown dwarfs.

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