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Ancient Brown Dwarfs
2013-11-21 15:05:41

New research has found the two oldest brown dwarfs in the galaxy, and they have a somewhat unexpected property: they move extremely fast.

NASA Scientists Discover Cool Brown Dwarfs That Are Still Pretty Warm
2013-09-06 11:02:56

Two years ago NASA scientists revealed a new class of stars, dubbed ‘Y dwarfs’, thought to be about as warm as the human body. However, newly published research indicates that these cold stars are probably a bit warmer than the boiling point of water.

Closest Star System In A Century Found 6.5 Light Years Away
2013-03-11 16:28:34

Using data obtained from a NASA satellite, a Pennsylvania State University astronomer has identified the closest solar system to be found within the past 97 years.

Gaia Mission To Detect Ultra-cool Dwarfs In The Milky Way
2013-02-14 05:47:05

There are small subsets of stars among the hundred billion in the Milky Way called ultra-cool dwarfs, which have a temperature below 2500 Kelvin.

Brown Dwarf Weather Map Shows A Stormy Atmosphere
2013-01-09 08:38:22

By using the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, NASA officials say they have managed to complete the most detailed weather map to date for the cool, planet-like stars known as brown dwarfs.

Brown Dwarf Stars Can Grow Rocky Planets
2012-11-30 06:05:22

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered that the outer region of a dusty disc encircling a brown dwarf contains solid grains like those found in denser discs of newborn stars.

Life In The Habitable Zone Not Likely Around Cooling Stars
2012-11-21 06:54:18

New research from the University of Washington and Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics, Potsdam, hints that planets orbiting white or brown dwarfs will prove poor candidates for life.

A New Set Of Directions For Exoplanet Hunting
2012-11-13 11:07:51

The search for planets around other stars might have gotten a little easier now that a Lowell astronomer and her colleagues have developed a set of directions, per se, to aid others in the hunt for exoplanets.

Wise Finds Fewer Brown Dwarfs Than Expected
2012-06-10 04:49:55

Astronomers are getting to know the neighbors better. Our sun resides within a spiral arm of our Milky Way galaxy about two-thirds of the way out from the center. It lives in a fairly calm, suburb-like area with an average number of stellar residents.


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dynamitard
  • A political dynamiter.
The word 'dynamitard' is related to 'dynamite', which comes from a Greek root meaning 'power' and was coined by Alfred Nobel.