Amazing telescopes produce hot space images

Ground-based telescopes continue to produce some of world's important space discoveries

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Astronomers recently said they had taken a picture of a very young brown dwarf (or failed star) in a tight orbit around a young nearby sun-like star. An international team led by University of Hawaii astronomers with help from University of Arizona made the rare find using the Near-Infrared Coronagraphic Imager on the international 8 meter Gemini-South Telescope in Chile. The positioning makes this combination an important laboratory for studying the early stages of solar system formation, researchers stated.

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