Thursday, March 24, 2011

Brown Dwarf... The Wise Guy Explains All

So, chalk this one up to a "Gee Whiz" moment, but apparently astonomers have found a brown dwarf star that is only slightly warmer than a cup of joe.

That's right, the star is just a touch under 212 degrees F and 100 degrees C.  Which, for me anyway, is pretty darn cool... (ha, I have punned).

Basically, a brown dwarf is considered a failed star because it's gravity is/was never strong enough to cause nuclear fission.  Now, that you know this, what are you going to do with the information?

Good question...

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