Brown dwarfs in the Sun’s neighborhood

This visualization represents a three-dimensional map of brown dwarfs (red dots) that have been discovered within 65 light-years of the Sun. The Sun, which is not shown, is located at the center of the view. The disk of the Milky Way appears in the background. Other stars close to the Sun appear as variously colored points in the field.

Credit:

NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. da Silva (Spaceengine)

About the Image

Id:noirlab2105a
Type:Simulation
Release date:Jan. 13, 2021, 2:32 p.m.
Related releases:noirlab2105
Size:4152 x 2437 px

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