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Epsilon Indi Bb, orbits the larger brown dwarf.


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Epsilon Indi Bb, orbits the larger brown dwarf.
Epsilon Indi Bb, orbits the larger brown dwarf.

Madhavan Nair Selected as New Chairman of ISRO.

Sep 22, 2003 Mr. G Madhavan Nair has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Previous to this new position, Nair was the Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, and has been involved in the agency since 1967 when he was first hired at the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station. His predecessor, Dr K Kasturirangan, left the position after he was nominated for India's Upper House of Parliament.

Brown Dwarf is Actually a Binary System.

Sep 22, 2003 Astronomers were searching for planets around nearby star Epsilon Indi when they discovered something unusual. A previously-known brown dwarf star orbiting Epsilon Indi has a companion of its own. This new companion, known as Epsilon Indi Bb, orbits the larger brown dwarf (Epsilon Indi Ba) at a distance of only 2.2 astronomical units. Both objects are part of a new class of stars called T-dwarfs; they have diameters similar to Jupiter but have significantly more mass.

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