Nearby Brown Dwarf Gets The Hubble Treatment

The Hubble Space Telescope has been getting a good look at the nearby Luhman 16 AB system for the past few years, providing further details its behavior and composition. The Luhman 16 AB system wasn’t discovered until 2013, which is surprising given that the system is the third known closest system to our own star, …

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DeeDee Investigated: Astronomers Check Out Distant Member Of Our Solar System

As well as investigating exoplanets and exomoons in the cosmos, astronomers have recently been studying distant members of our own stellar neighborhood. The planetary body, 2014 UZ224, more affectionately known as DeeDee, has been studied by teams interpreting data from Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). It lies about 3 times the distance of Pluto from …

Beta Pictoris B Could Be The First Exoplanet With An Exomoon

Detecting and confirming an exoplanet is really difficult; it takes expensive satellite equipment, skilled researchers and lots of time trawling through mountains of data. Detecting a piece of rock orbiting one of these exoplanets is almost impossible, which is why we haven’t done it yet. This year, however, might be the first year that we …