brown dwarf

Scientists have found a dwarf star "dominated by water vapor and clouds, with an overall appearance that is strikingly similar to Jupiter."
The methods used to find this alien world, which has no host star, could help us to better identify life-sustaining objects in the future.
This movie shows the brown dwarf, LSRJ 1835+3259, as seen with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s Very Large Array, pulsing as a result of the process that creates powerful auroras.
Astronomers say the find may have big implications for the search for alien life.
This diagram illustrates the locations of the star systems that are closest to the sun, and the years of their discovery
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The reason: If a brown dwarf orbits close to its star, both objects raise tides, just as the moon raises tides on Earth. In
The most interesting finding was of a free-floating brown dwarf that may be one of the smallest in the known universe. Because
The weather patterns found on gas giants have long intrigued scientists. Recently, researchers used the Cassini spacecraft