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Aug 26, 2014 06:55 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Jan 29, 2014 07:35 PM ET // Jason Major
Weather patterns in the atmosphere of a nearby brown dwarf have been observed for the first time. Continue reading →
Jan 10, 2014 01:34 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Could the stormy atmospheres of exoplanets and brown dwarfs be hothouses for the formation of prebiotic molecules?
Dec 27, 2013 11:11 AM ET // Megan Gannon, News Editor
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.
Nov 21, 2013 02:27 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →