Not-So-Bright BulbsNASA has just posted a press release on one of my recent results involving the very cold brown dwarf 2MASS J0939-2448. Based on observations from the Spitzer Space Telescope and ground-based astrometry, we find this source to be one of the coldest brown dwarfs known (600+/-35 K) and, because of its overluminosity, an (as-yet) unresolved double. The paper appears in today’s edition of Astrophysical Journal Letters.

Links:

NASA Press release: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2008-232

Original paper in Astrophysical Journal Letters: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/595747

PDF version of result: http://web.mit.edu/~ajb/www/papers/2008ApJ_689_L53.pdf

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