View Full Version : Astronomers Weigh the Coolest Brown Dwarfs

2008-Jun-02, 09:10 PM
Pity the poor brown dwarf; a star wannabe. With as little as 3% the mass of the Sun, brown dwarfs don't have the gravitational pressure needed to ignite fusion in their cores. Instead of blazing bright, they're dim little objects that smolder quietly for eons. They're small and dim, and this makes them almost impossible [...]

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