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Brown Dwarf With Water Clouds Tentatively Detected Just 7 Light-Years From Earth 85

sciencehabit (1205606) writes Astronomers have found signs of water ice clouds on an object just 7.3 light-years from Earth — less than twice the distance of Alpha Centauri. If confirmed, the discovery is the first sighting of water clouds beyond our solar system. The clouds shroud a Jupiter-sized object known as a brown dwarf and should yield insight into the nature of cool giant planets orbiting other suns.
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Brown Dwarf With Water Clouds Tentatively Detected Just 7 Light-Years From Earth

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