Originally posted by VisitorQ
Is this what you mean? You can just get to the star constellation The Lion and click on infrared to see it - The winged planet - Nibiru.
Originally posted by Ventessa
reply to post by Neopan100
Nope. Nibiru is supposed to be a brown dwarf. That's blue.
I kid! I kid!
I can't see what the OP is talking about. I do see the thing to left of Mercury in infrared though. What is that. I never play with google sky...
(I misread the OP. PULL the screen to the right....would be looking to the LEFT of Mercury...duh!)edit on 25-8-2011 by Ventessa because: (no reason given)
Astronomers hunted these dark orbs, termed Y dwarfs, for more than a decade without success. When viewed with a visible-light telescope, they are nearly impossible to see. WISE's infrared vision allowed the telescope to finally spot the faint glow of six Y dwarfs relatively close to our sun, within a distance of about 40 light-years.
So far, WISE data have revealed 100 new brown dwarfs. More discoveries are expected as scientists continue to examine the enormous quantity of data from WISE. The telescope performed the most advanced survey of the sky at infrared wavelengths to date, from Jan. 2010 to Feb. 2011, scanning the entire sky about 1.5 times.
"Finding brown dwarfs near our sun is like discovering there's a hidden house on your block that you didn't know about," Cushing said. "It's thrilling to me to know we've got neighbors out there yet to be discovered. With WISE, we may even find a brown dwarf closer to us than our closest known star."