Tag: brown dwarfs

The Line Between a Planet and a Star is Much Finer than you might Think

The Line Between a Planet and a Star is Much Finer than you might Think

Scientists may have to reconsider the mass that a celestial object needs to have to initiate nuclear fusion. The term ‘Stellar Evolution’ refers to the process by which a star changes over the course of time. The lifetime of a star is inversely proportional to its mass. Consequently, massive stars live for a few million…

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Substellar Objects in the Orion Nebula found by Hubble

Substellar Objects in the Orion Nebula found by Hubble

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered the largest known population of brown dwarfs sprinkled among newborn stars In an unprecedented deep survey for small, faint objects in the Orion Nebula, researchers not only found several very-low-mass brown dwarf companions, but also three giant planets. They even found an example of binary planets where two planets orbit…

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