Astronomer Locates Previously Unseen Neighbor to the Sun | JOIN SCOOP.IT AND FOLLOW ME ON SCOOP.IT |

Because brown dwarfs are so dim, it is entirely possible that some of them lie very close to the sun—as close as any known star—and have yet to be discovered. But more than three years after WISE (short for the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer) launched, the map of the sun’s immediate vicinity has remained largely unchanged. Until now.

Via Michele Diodati