Gemini Detects Something "Cool" in Our Neighborhood:  

Closest Known Brown Dwarf has a Companion

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For more information, refer to the science announcement.

An artist's conception of the Epsilon Indi system showing Epsilon Indi and the brown-dwarf binary companions. Due to the perspective of the brown dwarf companions, the relative sizes are not represented in this illustration.

Artwork by Jon Lomberg. Credit: "Gemini Observatory Illustration"