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Parallaxes and proper motions of 134 southern late M, L and T dwarfs

Stars in nearby solar space exhibit large proper motions because they are moving against a background of more distant stars. All stars have their own motion through space and most stars in the solar vicinity share approximately the velocity and direction of motion of the Sun. 288 more words


New nearby high proper motion objects from the AllWISE survey

Many years of work have gone into the quest to find the nearest objects outside the Solar System. The holy grail of a proper motion search based on (thermal) infrared data where low mass stars and brown dwarfs emit most of their radiation and where extinction by dust in the galactic plane is low has been achieved by the latest… 402 more words


From ND: "Notre Dame physicists discover rare brown dwarf, essential for testing theoretical models"

Notre Dame University

April 06, 2016
Gene Stowe

A team led by Justin Crepp has discovered HD 4747 B, a rare brown dwarf. As a new mass, age and metallicity benchmark, HD 4747 B will serve as a laboratory for precision astrophysics to test theoretical models. 921 more words

Basic Research

From SDSS: "An Oasis in the Brown Dwarf Desert – Astronomers Surprised, Relieved"

Sloan Digital Sky Survey

March 31, 2016
Jordan Raddick

A new paper published this month in The Astronomical Journal by astronomers from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) reports a wellspring of new… 1,844 more words

Basic Research

The Brown Dwarf Desert

A brown dwarf is an object that’s too massive to be a planet, but not massive enough to fuse hydrogen and be considered a star like our Sun. 690 more words