Thursday, December 03, 2009

Mystery looms over possible brown dwarf star - Space.com- msnbc.com

Mystery looms over possible brown dwarf star - Space.com- msnbc.com

Astronomers say they have taken the first direct image of a planet-like object orbiting a star much like our own sun.

A similar breakthrough was announced last year, when astronomers unveiled direct images of a single-planet and multiple-planet system. However, the host stars of such systems are stellar giants that are much more massive than the sun.

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