brown dwarfs

Brown Dwarfs Might Host Planets Too

This image shows the brown dwarf ISO-Oph 102, or Rho-Oph 102, in the Rho Ophiuchi star-forming region. Its position is…

10 years ago

WISE Discovers Some Really “Cool” Stars!

[/caption]What would you say if I told you there are stars with a temperature close to that of a human…

11 years ago

The Other End of the Planetary Scale

[/caption] The definition of a "planet" is one that has seen a great deal of contention. The ad-hoc redefinition has…

12 years ago

Astronomy Without A Telescope – Brown Dwarfs Are Magnetic Too

[/caption] I feel a certain empathy for brown dwarfs. The first confirmed finding of one was only fifteen years ago…

12 years ago

Mystery Object Found Orbiting Brown Dwarf

[/caption] Big planet or companion brown dwarf? Using the Hubble Space Telescope and the Gemini Observatory, astronomers have discovered an…

13 years ago

Dwarf Star

[/caption] A dwarf star is a star that is not a giant or supergiant … in other words, a dwarf…

13 years ago

Baby Brown Dwarfs Provide Clues to Solve Mystery

Why – and how -- do brown dwarfs form? Since these cosmic misfits fall somewhere between planets and stars in…

13 years ago