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Episode 446: Closest Star System Found in Century

Play Apr 18•4:28

The NASA spacecraft WISE has discovered a pair of stars that is now known to be the third-closest star system to Sun. The last closest system to Earth was discovered in 1916.  The newly discovered star pair is composed of two cool “brown dwarfs” 6.5 light years away from our Sun. Penn State news release on the discovery The WISE mission page

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