The coolest brown dwarf discovered so far appears to have water clouds in its atmosphere, giving this sub-stellar object a very planet like characteristic. Continue reading →
Weather patterns in the atmosphere of a nearby brown dwarf have been observed for the first time. Continue reading →
Could the stormy atmospheres of exoplanets and brown dwarfs be hothouses for the formation of prebiotic molecules?
Astronomers have spotted signs of a possible exoplanet in a nearby system of twin failed stars. If confirmed, the alien world would be one of the closest to our sun ever found.
Using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), astronomers have detected two ancient "failed stars" that are likely 10 billion years old. Continue reading →