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Gemini Observatory shows WISE J104915.57-531906 is binary

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Gemini Observatory shows WISE J104915.57-531906 is binary WISE J104915.57-531906 is at the center of the larger image, which was taken by the WISE satellite. It appeared to be a single object, but a sharper image from Gemini Observatory revealed that it was binary star system.

NASA / JPL / Gemini Observatory / AURA / NSF

Original image data dated on or about March 13, 2013.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.


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