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Astronomers Capture a Direct Image of a Brown Dwarf

30 Dec 2020, 06:09 UTC
Astronomers Capture a Direct Image of a Brown Dwarf NASA/JPL-Caltech

The field of exoplanet photography is just getting underway, with astronomers around the world striving to capture clear images of the more than 4000 exoplanets discovered to date. Some of these exoplanets are more interesting to image and research than others.  That is certainly the case for a type of exoplanet called a brown dwarf.  And now scientists have captured the first ever image of exactly that type of exoplanet.

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