Tag Archive | "brown dwarf"

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Double header: Firsts for brown dwarf, cosmic filament

MEDIA RELEASE Two teams of scientists score big with Keck Observatory this week. The first group discovered the first known cosmic web filament while the second directly imaged a brown dwarf for the first time. Rare Brown Dwarf Discovery Provides Benchmark for Future Exoplanet Research A team of researchers led by Justin R. Crepp, the […]

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Hawaii telescopes spy new candidate for coldest 'star'

Hawaii telescopes spy new candidate for coldest ‘star’

MEDIA RELEASE There is a new candidate for coldest known star: a brown dwarf with about the same temperature as a hot cup of coffee. That’s cool enough to begin crossing the blurry line between small cold stars and big hot planets. Brown dwarfs are essentially failed stars: they lack the mass and gravity to […]

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