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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...
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.
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.
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by MadMaxZombie
Why didn't you use "CW Leonis"? That's the name of the star.
edit on 8/28/2011 by Phage because: (no reason given)
no Phage, the Leo constellation is called Leo: Leo contains many bright shining stars, such as Regulus (α Leonis); the lion's tail, Denebola (β Leonis); and γ1 Leonis (Algieba). Many other fainter stars have been named as well, such as δ Leo (Zosma), θ Leo (Chort), κ Leo (Al Minliar al Asad), λ Leo (Alterf), and ο Leo (Subra). (that was from Wikipedia btw)
IRC +10216 or CW Leonis is a well-studied carbon star that is embedded in a thick dust envelope. It was first discovered in 1969 by a group of astronomers led by Eric Becklin, based upon infrared observations made with the 62 inches (1.6 m) Caltech Infrared Telescope at Mount Wilson Observatory. Its energy is emitted mostly at infrared wavelengths. At a wavelength of 5 μm, it was found to have the highest flux of any object outside the Solar System.