Astronomy News

Keck’s Vortex Coronagraph

The new addition to the Keck telescope, the vortex coronagraph, has returned some fantastic early results – a brown dwarf orbiting a larger star!

The brown dwarf named HIP79124 B is 23 astronomical units from the larger star, so if that were in our solar system it would be more or less half way between Uranus and Neptune.

Read the press release here.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech