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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Proper motion reveals nearby brown dwarf pair WISE J104915.57-531906

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Proper motion reveals nearby brown dwarf pair WISE J104915.57-531906 WISE J104915.57-531906 was discovered through its rapid motion across the sky, which is shown in these images taken between 1978 and 2010 by the Digitized Sky Survey, the Two Micron All-Sky Survey, and the WISE satellite.

NASA/STScI/JPL/IPAC/University of Massachusetts

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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