Artist's conceptualization of a white and brown dwarfs

From a not too distant perspective, as seen in this artist's conceptualization, the white dwarf and brown dwarf pair would present an unusual spectacle: a small Earth-size hot blue star orbited by a much larger, few Jupiter-sized, very red brown dwarf.

Credit:

International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. Lomberg

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Id:geminiann06024a
Type:Artwork
Release date:Dec. 12, 2006, 2:47 p.m.
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Size:500 x 500 px

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