Brown Dwarf

Brown Dwarfs are Probably Much More Common in the Milky Way Than Previously Believed

An accidental discovery suggests that brown dwarfs are more common than we thought, and may solve the mystery of the…

3 weeks ago

Brown Dwarfs can Spin so Fast They Almost Tear Themselves Apart

Some brown dwarfs rotate so fast that they are flattened spheres. If they rotate any faster they might fly apart.

6 months ago

We Now Have a 3D Map of The 525 Closest Brown Dwarfs

Zooniverse brings out the best of the internet - it leverages the skills of average people to perform scientific feats…

8 months ago

Astronomers see Swirling Weather on the Closest Brown Dwarf

Brown dwarfs are the weird not-planets but not-stars in the universe, and astronomers have wondered for decades if their atmospheres…

9 months ago

Brown dwarf discovered with a radio telescope for the first time

A brown dwarf has been detected by a radio telescope, which opens a new way to discover them.

11 months ago

Astronomers find 100 brown dwarfs in our neighborhood

Brown dwarfs are smallish objects sitting somewhere between stars and planets, making them notoriously hard to find. But a recent…

1 year ago

Astronomers Can Actually See the Clouds and Weather on Brown Dwarf 6.5 Light-Years Away

Brown dwarfs are in a tough spot. Not quite a star, not quite a planet, they occupy a place between…

1 year ago

Astronomers Measure the Wind Speed on a Brown Dwarf for the First Time. Spoiler: Insanely Fast

In some ways, brown dwarfs are nature's stellar oddballs. A lot of stars exhibit strange behaviour at different times in…

1 year ago

348 Years Ago, a French Astronomer Monk Might have Witnessed the Collision Between a White and Brown Dwarf Star

A collision between a white dwarf and a brown dwarf created the object we call CK Vulpeculae. It was first…

3 years ago

Astronomers Observe a Pulsar 6500 Light-Years From Earth and See Two Separate Flares Coming off its Surface

A team of Canadian astronomers viewed an eclipsing binary pulsar and used the gas as an "interstellar lens" to capture…

3 years ago