Surface map of Luhman 16B recreated from VLT observations

ESO's Very Large Telescope has been used to create the first ever map of the weather on the surface of the nearest brown dwarf to Earth. An international team has made a chart of the dark and light features on WISE J104915.57-531906.1B, which is informally known as Luhman 16B and is one of two recently discovered brown dwarfs forming a pair only six light-years from the Sun.

The figure shows the object at six equally spaced times as it rotates once on its axis.

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ESO/I. Crossfield

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Identyfikator:eso1404a
Typ:Symulacja
Data publikacji:29 stycznia 2014 19:00
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Nazwa:WISE J104915.57-531906.1
Typ:Milky Way : Star : Type : Brown Dwarf
Odległość:6 lat świetlnych
Kategoria:Stars

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