The coolest brown dwarf

You may not know (you probably do if you come here often enough) but there are a class of objects that are too massive to be planets but not massive enough to have sustainable fusion – these are known as brown dwarfs (or ultra cool stars). This is one of the major aspects of my current research and the reason I went over to India earlier in the year… anyway some interesting stuff has been released about them – so I thought you might be interested in reading about it and seeing why I am so inspired to work on this stuff.. oh and for you UK taxpayers, don’t worry I didn’t waste too much time in India… biggrin.gif

An international team of astronomers has discovered the coldest brown dwarf ever observed, bringing scientists one step closer to bridging the gap between stars and planets.

Take a longer read at the full article at [astronomynow.com]

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