Gemini Confirms The Closest Star System Found In A Century

WISE J104915.57−531906.1 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.

Credit:

NASA/JPL/Gemini Observatory/AURA/NSF

About the Image

Id:gemini1302a
Type:Collage
Release date:March 8, 2013
Related releases:gemini1302
Size:2233 x 2236 px

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