This video starts with a broad view of the entire sky and closes in on the southern constellation of Vela (The Sails). In the final sequence, among huge numbers of faint stars, a very faint double object appears. This is WISE J104915.57-531906.1AB, which is informally known as Luhman 16AB. It is a recently discovered pair of brown dwarfs only six light-years from the Sun.

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Credit:
ESO/I. Crossfield/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org)/Digitized Sky Survey 2
Music: movetwo

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