Monday, March 18, 2013

Tiny Star System Found On Galactic Doorstep

Tiny Star System Found On Galactic Doorstep

Spanning the gap between large planets and small stars lies an astronomical gray area. This is the domain of brown dwarfs, dim stellar cinders glowing faintly in the darkness. And a binary pair of these stars has just been discovered only 6.5 light-years away, making it the third closest star system to our own.