Brown Dwarfs

Scientists Think They Have Solved An Important Mystery About Brown Dwarfs

Scientists Think They Have Solved An Important Mystery About Brown Dwarfs

Are they stars? Are they lost planets? Brown dwarfs, the galaxy’s dark, wandering orbs, are some of space’s most perplexing features. They’re larger than Jupiter but smaller than stars, glow on their own and, well, they’re just really strange. A new analysis seems to explain at least a few of…

Most Failed Stars Have Clouds And Rain, Says NASA

Most Failed Stars Have Clouds And Rain, Says NASA

The scene seems like a storm over a sea of lava somewhere in Mordor, but you are looking at the surface of a failed star — the weather on a brown dwarf based on new data from the Spitzer Space Telescope. It’s spectacular. Even more so when you think that’s…