The University of Virginia Astronomers, in Charlottesville, VA, have discovered a new star with the use of the pictures snapped by an infra red camera. Thanks to this new technology, the "ultra-cool stars" can now be caught on camera. This one is the first one of it's kind to be photographed.
The ultra-cool star is a huge ball of hydrogen that burns much cooler than that of a regular star. The Astronomers believe that there are actually more of the ultra cool stars than there are regular ones.
UVA Astronomers were working along side of NASA on these projects and have on several other ones in the past as well. The group of students as well as the astronomers have had that once in a lifetime chance of a first discovery and proof using the latest in technology.
Micheal Skrutskie, of UVA's team of astronomers, explained that this has opened a whole new venture. There are so many more of the "dwarf stars or brown stars" that with the new infra red, there will be that many more of the ultra-cool stars to be found.