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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. 3,363 more words
KESIDE includes two filters to help in picking out signals from noisy datasets:
EDIT: I have opened a discussion on this object at planethunters.org: http://talk.planethunters.org/chat/discussions/DPH1029iol
Note: I don’t know what, if any, name has been given to this class of exoplanet, so I have chosen to call them “luminous gas giants”. 272 more words
A rogue planet/brown dwarf is just out there drifting.