Star Luhman 16

Binary star Luhman 16 is located 6.5 light years away from the Sun. It is a star system with 2 stars, from which the bigger one has 3 % of solar mass. For now, there are no known exoplanets in this system.

Sun distance: 6.5 light years.
(Position of this star is derived from Gaia mission data.)
Luhman 16 A
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Brown dwarf
spectral class L7.5

0.032 solar masses
0.087 solar radii
(No known exoplanets yet)
Luhman 16 B
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Brown dwarf
spectral class T0.5

0.027 solar masses
0.107 solar radii
(No known exoplanets yet)
Other designations of this star
LUH 16, Luhman–WISE 1, WISE J104915.57−531906.1, DENIS-P J104919.0−531910, 2MASS J10491891−5319100, IRAS Z10473-5303, AKARI J1049166−531907, GSC2.2 S11132026703, GSC2.3 S4BM006703
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