Photo in the News: “Cool” Brown Dwarf, Small Star Found Near Earth

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: March 23, 2006   View Article

Astronomers have discovered a “cool” brown dwarf circling a star relatively close to Earth.

Brown dwarfs are neither stars nor planets. They are typically dozens of times more massive than Jupiter, the most massive planet in our solar system, but too small to shine like a star.

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