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Gliese 229 Brown dwarf
03/09/10

 

The smaller object in these two photos is a brown dwarf that orbits the star Gliese 229.  Located in the constellation Lepus and about 19 light years from Earth, the brown dwarf Gliese 229B is about 20 to 50 times the mass of Jupiter.  Image credit: NASA



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