Stars can start shining at a smaller mass than we thought
A brown dwarf: not enough mass to shine like a starNASA/JPL-CaltechBy Ken CroswellThey may be small, but they’re still stars. New observations indicate that objects born with a mass just 6.7 per cent that of the sun can shine for trillions of years rather than fizzle out as failed stars known as brown dwarfs. Stars like the sun shine as a result of...
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