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2004-Jan-16, 03:45 PM
SUMMARY: Researchers from the University of Michigan have gathered evidence that brown dwarf stars have a very similar life to the early stages our own Sun went through when it first formed. The astronomers searched for dusty disks around young brown dwarfs by observing their infrared emissions. They found that most brown dwarfs did have disks at a million years old, which is very similar to young stars at the same age. Other observations showed that they accrete material from the disk in the same way stars do as well.

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2004-Jan-16, 03:52 PM
Is it possible taht Jupiter is a failed brown dwarf but still accreted material (hemce its moons and ring)? what evidence is there for and against that i wonder.