Waltzing dwarfs

This video shows the two brown dwarfs from the Luhman 16AB system as they move both across the sky and around each other. The movement seen in this video occurred over the course of three years and was observed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The researchers studied the system in the hope of finding a planetary companion. However, the movement of the two brown dwarfs indicated that they are indeed unperturbed by a massive planetary companion.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, L. Bedin et al.

About the Video

Id:potw1723a
Release date:5 June 2017, 01:00
Duration:24 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Luhman 16A, Luhman 16AB, Luhman 16B
Type:Milky Way : Star : Type : Brown Dwarf
Category:Stars

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