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Weekly space gallery for January 28, 2014

Weekly space gallery for January 28, 2014

We bring you the latest amazing astronomy and space exploration images from around the cosmos.

Artist's impression of a brown dwarf

Brown dwarfs – Sun has two new neighbours

Two previously unknown brown dwarf stars found close by in the Sun’s neighbourhood.

Artist’s impression of CFBDSIR 1458+10

Really cool stars

Move over Hollywood, astronomers have spotted what could be the coldest star yet found.

Brown dwarf size compared to Jupiter, the Sun and the Earth

“Failed star” orbits Sun look-alike

Brown dwarf spotted orbiting a much younger version of our Sun.

Artist's concept of a brown dwarf surrounding by a gas cloud

Mystery planet grew up quickly

Defying conventional wisdom, a large planet-like body probably formed in an unusual way.