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NASA`s WISE and Spitzer telescopes help discover coldest "brown dwarf" known

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:01

NASA`s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered what looks like the coldest "brown dwarf" known-a dim, star-like body that, surprisingly, is as frosty as Earth`s North Pole.

`Rare` brown dwarf discovery provides benchmark for future exoplanet research

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 11:51

A team of researchers have directly imaged a very rare type of brown dwarf that can serve as a benchmark for studying objects with masses that lie between stars and planets.

New celestial object blurs line between planets and brown dwarfs

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 15:06

A new celestial object, located nearly 500 light years away from the Sun, has challenged traditional understandings about how planets and stars form.

Brown dwarf `capable of giving birth to planet`

Last Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013, 15:25

Brown dwarfs believed to be `failed stars,` by researchers, could have the ability to give birth to planets.

NASA telescopes capture weather patterns in brown dwarf

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 09, 2013, 19:52

Astronomers using NASA`s Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes have probed the stormy atmosphere of a brown dwarf, creating the most detailed "weather map" yet for this class of cool, star-like orbs.

Fewer brown dwarf stars found `around us than predicted`

Last Updated: Saturday, June 09, 2012, 13:23

NASA`s WISE has recently discovered a new crowd of stars close to our Milky Way galaxy: the coldest of the brown dwarf family of “failed” stars.

Coldest `brown dwarf` caught on lens

Last Updated: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 18:03

A new photograph of a planet-like companion that has been obtained is being claimed to be the coldest object ever caught on lens outside our solar system.

Brown dwarf orbiting sun-like star `discovered`

Last Updated: Friday, July 30, 2010, 12:09

A very young brown dwarf orbiting around a sun-like star has been spotted.

Coolest brown dwarf discovered

Last Updated: Friday, April 09, 2010, 16:13

Astronomers have discovered the coolest and nearest brown dwarf to date nearly 10 light-years from the earth.

Spitzer telescope observes youngest brown dwarf

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 14:14

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has contributed to the discovery of the youngest brown dwarf ever observed, a finding that, if confirmed, may solve an astronomical mystery about how these cosmic misfits are formed.