Coldest Star and Close Neighbor of the Sun Discovered

April 26, 2014 10:09 AM

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Using NASA's telescopes scientists have discovered a frosty brown dwarf star that is a close neighbor of the Sun.

Astronomers at Penn State University have discovered a brown dwarf star that is believed to be the coldest of its kind- as frosty as Earth's North Pole. Interestingly, this Brown Dwarf star, called the WISE J085510.83-071442, was found 7.2 light years away making it the fourth closest neighbor to ou...

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