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Discovery of binary brown dwarf with the biggest separation

Brown dwarfs are often found in pairs. However their low gravity is causing them to break away from each other more often than binary stars. Astronomers now found the brown dwarf pair with the widest separation of 129 AU (about 4 times the distance between Neptune and the Sun).

Brown dwarf Luhman 16

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CWISE J0146 0508 130.4 ly
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