A brown dwarf is an object that didn’t quite make it to stardom. It’s sub-stellar without enough mass to sustain hydrogen-1 fusion like a main sequence star. 142 more words
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In space clouds of dust and gas are pulled together by the force of gravity. The particles all contact towards a central point. As it does so, gravitational potential energy is converted into thermal energy, heat, causing the core to heat up. 607 more words
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Concept art shows “what the weather might look like on cool star-like bodies known as brown dwarfs. These giant balls of gas start out life like stars, but lack the mass to sustain nuclear fusion at their cores, and instead, fade and cool with time.” (Spitzer/JPL)