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Epsilon Indi B

Epsilon Indi is a nearby star system in the constellation Indus. Two of its three stars belong to Class T, a group which consists of… 326 more words

EXO-LIGHTNING Part I: what can we learn from the Solar System?

Is lightning a phenomenon only occurring on Earth? Or is it universal? How can the knowledge we learnt from Solar System lightning help with discovering lightning on exoplanets and to understand these very different worlds? 1,194 more words

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Brown Dwarf Found to Have Water in Atmosphere and Earth-like Temperature

For the first time ever we have discovered clouds of water around an astronomical body outside of our solar system. WISE 0855 is a brown dwarf about 7 light years from earth, so extremely close in cosmic terms, and was first discovered in 2014. 447 more words


Астрономия, статия на деня: първият спектър на WISE 0855-0714 – кафявото джудже на което можете да карате ски

Според различни оценки температурата на WISE 0855-0714 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WISE_0855%E2%88%920714) е в границите 225-260 градуса по скалата на Келвин, което съответствува на -48 до -13 градуса по скалата на Целзий. 139 more words


News from The TRAPPIST

Hi, folks. It’s late, and, wow, it’s only Tuesday, but I wanted to mention this really great story, which has been on my mind the last couple of days. 281 more words

Rotation of "Super-Jupiter" Measured For The First Time

Astronomers have measured the rotation rate of a “super-Jupiter” exoplanet four times the mass of Jupiter by observing changes in brightness in its atmosphere.

The observations were done with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, and it marks the first ever measurement of rotation by direct imaging for an exoplanet. 415 more words


Elusive Nemesis

One other proposal that has been put forward is that the sun has a companion star, called Nemesis. Nemesis is a hypothetical, faint red/brown dwarf star orbiting the sun at a distance of about 1.5 light years. 167 more words

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