Our WISE Bi Neighbors

WISE Binary Star System

WISE Binary Star System

by Douglas Black, ENERSPEC, 314, 2013  PiDay

In a day when we have examined astronomical objects shining forth from a time shortly after the Big Bang, one would think astronomers have a pretty good handle on what is in the immediate vicinity of the Solar System.

That’s why the recent report of a binary star lying only 6.5 light-years away came as rather a surprise to the astronomical community.

The pair, called WISE J1049-5319 A and B, are brown dwarf stars and only two star systems – the triple star Alpha Centauri, and Barnard’s Star – lie closer to our Sun.

sources;  Giamag , Penn State , Brian Dodson

WISE System 3rd closest

WISE System 3rd closest

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Douglas Black

Douglas Black

About Douglas Black

Douglas Black is a photojournalist and

green technologies analyst out of Chicago,

and is currently Managing Producer for

ENERSPEC/enerficiency and Hot Flying Rats!

Earlier Douglas promoted greentech in Detroit as

Senior Marketing Strategist and Architect.

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