Coldest Known Failed Stars Found
As reported on Space.com
Scientists located the 14 cosmic oddities, called brown dwarfs, using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. These stars are so cold and faint that they would be impossible to see with visible-light telescopes, but Spitzer's infrared camera eye was able to detect their feeble glow, NASA officials said in a Thursday announcement.
While brown dwarfs have been hard to find in the past, but should soon be coming out of the dark in droves, NASA scientists said.
NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) space observatory, which is currently scanning the entire sky in infrared wavelengths, is expected to turn up hundreds of similar cold objects, if not even colder.
I find it curious though that they mention Nemesis at the article's end, and renaming it "Tyche."
"Although there is only limited evidence to suggest a large body in a wide, stable orbit around the sun, WISE should be able to find it, or rule it out altogether."
At long last, yes?
Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the greater view?