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Discovery! First Water Ice Clouds Found Beyond Our Solar System

Studying a nearby one, astronomers might have made an epochal discovery. A team based at UC Santa Cruz has obtained the first infrared spectrum of the brown dwarf WISE 0855, the coldest single object outside of the Solar System at only 7.2 light-years from Earth.

 

 

For the first time, astronomers have detected water ice clouds, like the ones that shroud Earth, around a dim celestial body outside of our solar system.

Scientists discovered evidence of the alien water ice clouds in infrared images of a newly discovered brown dwarf that’s as cold as the North Pole.

 

http://www.space.com/27100-water-ice-clouds-beyond-solar-system.html

“Ice clouds are predicted to be very important in the atmospheres of planets beyond our solar system, but they’ve never been observed outside of it before now,” study leader Jacqueline Faherty, who is a fellow at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C., said in a statement.

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