Latest Brown dwarf Stories
U.S.-led astronomers say new data hint that planets around stars cooler than the sun might have a differing mix of life-forming prebiotic chemicals. The astronomers used the Spitzer space telescope to look for a prebiotic chemical called hydrogen cyanide in the planet-forming material swirling around different types of stars.
Life on Earth is thought to have arisen from a hot soup of chemicals. Does this same soup exist on planets around other stars? A new study from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope hints that planets around stars cooler than our sun might possess a different mix of potentially life-forming, or "prebiotic," chemicals.
It's a tie! The new record-holder for dimmest known star-like object in the universe goes to twin "failed" stars, or brown dwarfs, each of which shines feebly with only one millionth the light of our sun.
Astronomers have uncovered strong evidence that brown dwarfs form like stars.
COROT has discovered a massive planet-sized object orbiting its parent star closely, unlike anything ever spotted before. It is so exotic, that scientists are unsure as to whether this oddity is actually a planet or a failed star.
A Canadian team of scientists have made an unprecedented discovery: an image of a planet outside of Earthâ€™s Solar System which appears to be circling a star like the sun.
Discovery helps solve riddle of where the carbon white dwarfs come from, and what happens to their hydrogen and helium
An international team of astronomers has discovered the coldest brown dwarf star ever observed. This finding, to be published in Astronomy & Astrophysics, is a new step toward filling the gap between stars and planets.
Scientists working at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies have found a clutch of jets from newborn brown dwarfs.
Scientists are one step closer to understanding how new planets form, thanks to research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and carried out by a team of astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History.
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