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Brown Dwarfs

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    24th Aug, 2020
  • Recently, Citizen Scientists and NOIR Lab facilities discovered almost 100 nearby cool Brown Dwarfs.
  • Brown dwarf are an astronomical object that is intermediate between a planet and a star.
  • They are usually had a mass less than 0.075 that of the Sun, or roughly 75 times that of Jupiter.
  • They are outside the solar system, they give off little light and energy and they are challenging to locate.
  • Brown dwarfs are also called failed stars, because their masses are heavier than planets but lighter than stars.
  • Due to their small masses, they are unable to sustain fusion of their hydrogen to produce energy.
  • It is believed that some of the more massive brown dwarfs fuse deuterium or lithium and glow faintly.

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