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    Astronomers Spot Rare Brown Dwarf Pair

    Sometimes, the strangest stellar finds are right in our own cosmic neighborhood. Astronomers recently made an interesting discovery while putting a new set of telescopes through their paces: an eclipsing pair of sub-stellar brown dwarfs.
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    There's a pair of brown dwarfs at Epsilon Indi, just a hop from here.
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    Cool! But they need a catchier name for the novices to the forum...
    How about "Tweedle-Dee, and Tweedle-Dum, for the close binaries... and Tweedle Dumber than Forest Gump, for the outlier?

    see:https://comics.ha.com/itm/animation-...a/7108-94224.s

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    Last edited by trinitree88; 2020-Mar-13 at 06:12 PM. Reason: typo

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    Artist's view of Epsilon Indi b & c, about 11-12 light years away.

    https://carnegiescience.edu/news/when-star-not-star

    Also, two brown dwarfs in Nu Ophiuchi system not far away.

    https://forum.cosmoquest.org/showthr...m-sharing-data
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    Hm; that article seems to have mislabelled the brown dwarfs in the Epsilon Indi system. Rather than Epsilon Indi B and C, they are usually named Epsilon Indi Bb and Bc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eburacum45 View Post
    Hm; that article seems to have mislabelled the brown dwarfs in the Epsilon Indi system. Rather than Epsilon Indi B and C, they are usually named Epsilon Indi Bb and Bc.
    Drat, forgot that. Thanks.
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    When a daddy brown dwarf and a mommy brown dwarf love each other very much....
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