Scientists have discovered a planet a lot like Jupiter orbiting a dim star, if you can even call it a star - it's nothing like our Sun. The finding once again makes us wonder: What is a planet, anyway?
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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 their mysteries.