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Astronomers: 'First Evidence' Of Water Clouds Discovered Outside Solar System

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Astronomers say they’ve discovered water ice clouds on a “brown dwarf” just 7.3 light-years from Earth – the first candidate outside our own solar system to have direct evidence of water clouds. 401 more words


A Graph Showing Approximate Mass-Boundaries Between Planets, Brown Dwarfs, and Red Dwarf Stars

I found the data for this graph from a variety of Internet sources, and it is based on a mixture of observational data, as well as theoretical work, produced by astronomers and astrophysicists. 90 more words

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Proposed Mechanisms for New and Different Types of Novae

The picture above shows a proposed model for the production of a sudden increase in the brightness of a star — or rather, what is apparently a single star, optically, but would actually be a suddenly-produced binary stellar system. 559 more words

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The Galactic Neighbourhood

An invisible brown dwarf has been found a mere 7.2 light years away, by space telescopes searching in the infrared.
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