View Full Version : Closely-Orbiting Stellar Companions Surrounded by “Mystery Dust”

2012-Nov-14, 06:50 AM
Artist’s concept showing a dust disk around a binary system containing a white dwarf and a less-massive brown dwarf companion. (P. Marenfeld and NOAO/AURA/NSF) Even though NASA’s*Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer spacecraft — aka WISE — ran out of coolant in October 2010, bringing its infrared survey mission to an end, the data that it gathered [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/98469/closely-orbiting-stellar-companions-surrounded-by-mystery-dust/)