Flying among the closest stars to the Solar System
This video takes you on a fly-through of the space around the nearest stars to the Sun. Some familiar stars are visible, such as Alpha Centauri, Sirius and Barnard's Star, but there is also a faint object only discovered in early 2013 — this is WISE J104915.57-531906.1AB, which is informally known as Luhman 16AB, a recently discovered pair of brown dwarfs only six light-years from the Sun. It is the third closest system to the Solar System.
ESO/I. Crossfield/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org)
About the Video
|Release date:||29 January 2014, 19:00|
About the Object
|Type:||• Milky Way : Star : Type : Brown Dwarf|
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