The First Spectrum of the Coldest Brown Dwarf

@article{Skemer2016TheFS,
  title={The First Spectrum of the Coldest Brown Dwarf},
  author={A. Skemer and C. Morley and K. Allers and T. Geballe and M. Marley and J. Fortney and J. Faherty and G. Bjoraker and R. Lupu},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2016}
}
  • A. Skemer, C. Morley, +6 authors R. Lupu
  • Published 2016
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
  • The recently discovered brown dwarf WISE 0855 presents our first opportunity to directly study an object outside the Solar System that is nearly as cold as our own gas giant planets. However the traditional methodology for characterizing brown dwarfs---near infrared spectroscopy---is not currently feasible as WISE 0855 is too cold and faint. To characterize this frozen extrasolar world we obtained a 4.5-5.2 $\mu$m spectrum, the same bandpass long used to study Jupiter's deep thermal emission… CONTINUE READING
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