Zooming in on the nearby brown dwarf Luhman 16B
This video starts with a broad view of the entire sky and closes in on the southern constellation of Vela (The Sails). In the final sequence, among huge numbers of faint stars, a very faint double object appears. This is WISE J104915.57-531906.1AB, which is informally known as Luhman 16AB. It is a recently discovered pair of brown dwarfs only six light-years from the Sun.
About the Video
|Release date:||29 January 2014, 19:00|
About the Object
|Type:||• Milky Way : Star : Type : Brown Dwarf|
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