Saturday, April 2, 2016

Brown Dwarfs

Brown Dwarfs are a special kind of object in which they are not a planet, but they are not a star. Brown Dwarfs are "failed stars." They have a huge mass, usually twice of that of mars, but they lack the requirements for having nuclear reactions going on in their core and cannot produce radiation high enough to make it visible from it. That does not give it the title of a planet, though. Planets have a clear orbit, do not produce thermonuclear radiation/energy and is rounded by its own gravity. Brown dwarfs can only be found by looking at it from an infrared telescope. They are usually found in a cloud of dust/gas.

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