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WISE J085510.83-071442.5, aka W0855 for short, is the coldest brown dwarf ever observed, and is only 7.2 ly from Earth. It contains the first detected water ice clouds outside of the solar system. Evidence of sulfide clouds was also detected.

WISE J085510.83-071442.5 System Web Pages[]

WISE J085510.83-071442.5 System In the News[]

First Exo-Water Clouds Detected (2014)[]

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