brown dwarfs

This Brown Dwarf is 2,000 Degrees Hotter Than the Sun

Astronomers have discovered an intense binary star system located about 1,400 light years away. It contains a brown dwarf with…

6 months ago

An Astronomical First! A Radiation Belt Seen Outside the Solar System

For the first time, a team of astronomers has imaged the radiation belt of an object from beyond the Solar…

9 months ago

The Next Generation of Telescopes Will Tell Us About the Weather on Other Worlds

A study shows how next-generation Extremely Large Telescopes are going to let astronomers get a glimpse of what's going on…

10 months ago

NASA Provides a Timelapse Movie Showing How the Universe Changed Over 12 Years

The Universe is over 13 billion years old, so a 12-year slice of that time might seem uneventful. But a…

1 year ago

The Moons of Rogue Planets Could Have Liquid Surface Water and Thick Atmospheres. They Could be Habitable

A rocky world might not need a star to be habitable. It might just need to orbit a large gas…

3 years ago

Jupiter Could Make an Ideal Dark Matter Detector

So, you want to find dark matter, but you don't know where to look? A giant planet might be exactly…

3 years ago

Nancy Grace Roman Telescope is Getting an Upgraded new Infrared Filter

The Nancy Grace Roman Telescope just received a new infrared filter that will allow it to explore even more of…

3 years ago

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

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