posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 05:32 PM
Originally posted by stereologist
reply to post by SheopleNation
Again, They can only be viewed in infrared.
That is false. Brown dwarfs emit in the infrared part of the spectrum, but do reflect light.
Can you see a warm oven? It gives off IR that you can feel with your hand, but the oven is also visible to the eye because it reflects light.
Well...yeah, but the oven is right next to me, so of course we'd see it.
If 'a brown dwarf ' was as close as our moon, we'd probably see it too. (we'd certainly feel it)
What if a brown dwarf, emitting light only in the IR range was as black as a planet recently discovered that absorbs almost all visible light? It
wouldn't reflect visible light then.
Look, i don't hold a belief in 'Nibiru', 10th planet, Planet X or any of those things, though i do have an open mind and weight the the ideas
postulated about these things on the basis of the information we learn about them (or don't learn, as the case may be).
As far as we should be seeing gravitational affects of a relatively nearby, virtually invisible failed star in our system by now, it could be argued
that we are seeing effects...Jupiter has recently baffled scientists by losing it's 300 year old 'great red spot' and one of it's thousands of
miles wide, major 'banding rings' that has always been there...astronomers and most mainstream scientists don't know what to make of it...and are
presently scratching their collective heads..theories will circulate naturally, but it's a surprise to say the least.