The coolest pair of brown dwarfs

This artist’s impression shows the pair of brown dwarfs named CFBDSIR 1458+10. Observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope and two other telescopes have shown that this pair is the coolest pair of brown dwarfs found so far. The colder of the two components (shown in the background) is a candidate for the brown dwarf with the lowest temperature ever found — the surface temperature is similar to that of a cup of freshly made tea. The two components are both about the same size as the planet Jupiter.

Credit:

ESO/L. Calçada

About the Image

Id:eso1110a
Type:Artwork
Release date:23 March 2011, 15:00
Related releases:eso1110
Size:4000 x 3000 px

About the Object

Name:CFBDSIR 1458+10
Type:Milky Way : Star : Type : Brown Dwarf
Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Binary
Distance:75 light years
Category:Illustrations

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