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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Dwarf Mysteries

Universe Today reports on the discovery of a companion to the brown dwarf 2M J044144.
Astronomers say it is the right size for a planet, but they believe the object formed in less than 1 million years — the approximate age of the brown dwarf — and much faster than the predicted time it takes to build planets according to conventional theories.
Louise Riofrio predicted years ago that such planets would be found, because planets can form around tiny black holes. Thanks to Hubble and Gemini for these beautiful images.


Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Thanx for the linx! Continued best wishes on your search too. Things are still going well in Hawaii and Houston. Met some very interesting people connected to Apollo 13!

April 09, 2010 4:48 AM  
Blogger Kea said...

Heh, thanks Louise. Wow, Apollo 13 was one coooool mission. Saw the movie, of course.

April 09, 2010 10:27 AM  

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