brown dwarf

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…

3 months 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…

7 months ago

Astronomers Spot Rare Brown Dwarf Pair

Sometimes, the strangest stellar finds are right in our own cosmic neighborhood. Astronomers recently made an interesting discovery while putting…

9 months ago

Astronomers Catch a Superflare From a Puny Star

Astronomers recently spied a massive flare on a tiny diminutive star, a powerful, radiation spewing event that you wouldn't want…

2 years 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…

2 years ago

Is it a Massive Planet or a Tiny Brown Dwarf. This Object is Right at the Border Between Planet and Star

In a new study, a team from Caltech recently used the Very Large Array to confirm that a rogue planet…

2 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

Where’s the Line Between Massive Planet and Brown Dwarf Star?

Astronomers have debated which objects are gas giants like Jupiter, and which are more correctly called brown dwarfs. A new…

3 years ago

A Brown Dwarf Prevented a Regular Star from Going Through its Full Life Cycle

A team of Brazilian astronomers recently made an unexpected discovery, a binary system consisting of a low mass-white dwarf with…

3 years ago

This is Kind of Sad. Astronomers Find a Failed Star Orbiting a Dead Star

A study by a team of international astronomers spotted something truly rare - a failed star orbiting a star near…

3 years ago