Are Coldest Brown Dwarfs Star-Planet Hybrids?

September 5, 2013 6:49 PM

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Are Coldest Brown Dwarfs Star-Planet Hybrids?

Astronomers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics conducted a study on brown dwarfs and found that they can be classified as stars as well as planets.

The brown dwarfs were first spotted with the help of NASA's WISE space telescope about two years ago. The exact temperature of their surface has been a mystery with some data even suggesting that the stars could have room temperatures.

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