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New Observations Suggest Our Galaxy Contains 100 Billion Failed Stars

New research suggests our galaxy contains as many as 100 billion brown dwarfs — a type of celestial object that didn’t have quite what it takes to become a full-fledged star. The finding shows just how ubiquitous brown dwarfs really are, and how many false starts are involved in the…

Astronomers Have Discovered The Most Desolate Place In The Milky Way

An international team of astronomers has discovered a huge expanse of space near the centre of the Milky Way that’s devoid of young stars. This stellar desert extends for 8000 light-years from the galactic core — and it hasn’t produced new stars for hundreds of millions of years.