Brown Dwarf

Astronomers Measure the Wind Speed on a Brown Dwarf for the First Time. Spoiler: Insanely Fast

In some ways, brown dwarfs are nature's stellar oddballs. A lot of stars exhibit strange behaviour at different times in…

4 years ago

348 Years Ago, a French Astronomer Monk Might have Witnessed the Collision Between a White and Brown Dwarf Star

A collision between a white dwarf and a brown dwarf created the object we call CK Vulpeculae. It was first…

6 years ago

Astronomers Observe a Pulsar 6500 Light-Years From Earth and See Two Separate Flares Coming off its Surface

A team of Canadian astronomers viewed an eclipsing binary pulsar and used the gas as an "interstellar lens" to capture…

6 years ago

Where’s the Line Between Massive Planet and Brown Dwarf Star?

Astronomers have debated which objects are gas giants like Jupiter, and which are more correctly called brown dwarfs. A new…

6 years ago

Strange Loner Planet Gets Astronomers’ Attention

After examining the strange object known as CFBDSIR 2149-0403, a team has determined that it is either a solitary planetary-mass…

7 years ago

First Detection of Water Clouds Outside Our Solar System

Astronomers have now determined a nearby brown dwarf has some exciting characteristics: its atmosphere is full of clouds of water…

8 years ago

Hubble Directly Measures Rotation of Cloudy ‘Super-Jupiter’

Astronomers use the Hubble Space Telescope to pin down the rotation rate of an exoplanet 170 light years from Earth…

8 years ago

Massive Planet Gone Rogue Discovered

A massive rogue planet has been discovered in the Beta Pictoris moving group.

8 years ago

Watch This Amazing Video of an Exoplanet in Motion

Exoplanet Beta Pic b orbiting Beta Pictoris from Dunlap Institute on Vimeo. Just. Wow. The motion of an alien world,…

9 years ago

A Star Passed Through the Solar System Just 70,000 Years Ago

Astronomers have reported the discovery of a star that passed within the outer reaches of our Solar System just 70,000…

9 years ago