Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Discovered: Stars as Cool as the Human Body

Source - NASA Science News for August 24, 2011

Stars as cool as the human body? Believe it. A NASA spacecraft has discovered a half-dozen "Y dwarfs" with atmospheric temperatures as low as 80 F.

FULL STORY at: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/23aug_coldeststars/

Below is an image and text from the article:

Room Temperature Stars (coldest, 558px) Copyright NASA
(Image copyright NASA)

"WISE 1828+2650, the coldest brown dwarf known so far, is denoted by a green dot in very center of this infrared image. The chilly star-like body isn't even as warm as a human body, at less than about 80 degrees Fahrenheit. [more]"

For more information about WISE, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/wise

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