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Formation of brown dwarfs like stars

An impression of the 2MASS 1207 system. Evidence appears to be mounting that the star formation process also produces brown dwarfs by the same mechanism, i.e. 851 more words


From Caltech: ""Failed Stars" Host Powerful Auroral Displays"


Kimm Fesenmaier

Artist’s impression of an auroral display on a brown dwarf. Credit: Chuck Carter and Gregg Hallinan/Caltech

Brown dwarfs are relatively cool, dim objects that are difficult to detect and hard to classify. 1,148 more words

Basic Research

Astronomers spot aurora on failed star that is 10,000 times more powerful than those on Earth

TORONTO – The northern lights, or aurora borealis, don’t just provide a beautiful light show seen here on Earth, or even on other planets in our solar system. 382 more words


Astronomy on Tap

One of the great things I’ve been able to do in New York City is take part in Astronomy on Tap, a public lecture/happy hour series organized by Emily Rice (CUNY-CSI), Summer Ash (Columbia), Brian Levine (AMNH), and their less-mild-mannered alter egos. 168 more words


VLT/SPHERE non-detection of the proposed brown dwarf in the V471 Tauri system

Image and text credit: European Southern Observatory (ESO) science release. A tertiary brown dwarf companion in the V471 Tauri eclipsing binary system has been… 730 more words