Discovery of Coldest Ever Brown Dwarf Relied on Ames Atmosphere Models

  • The coldest brown dwarf ever discovered was announced this week by Penn State astronomer Kevin Luhman and was the subject of a NASA press release (see link below). Estimate of temperature came from comparison to models by SST scientist Mark Marley’s research group as presented in a recent paper by UCSC graduate student and Marley collaborator Caroline Morley.