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Brown Dwarf I
This is an example of what a brown dwarf might look like. Brown dwarfs are objects that form like stars, but do not have enough mass to ignite main-sequence nuclear reactions. They are thus not true stars, and may in fact be closer to planets such as...
Keywords: landscape, brown dwarf, hot Jupiter, exoplanet
Brown Dwarf in the Pleiades
Artwork of a brown dwarf in the Pleiades star cluster. The Pleiades (or Seven Sisters) is a young open cluster of several dozen hot, middle-aged stars. It is about 130 parsecs away in Taurus. In the 1990s, astronomers discovered several brown dwarfs ...
Keywords: landscape, brown-dwarf, hot-jupiter, exoplanet
The planet around the star HD 209458 is somewhat special. It is being eaten away bit by bit, its atmosphere stripped off by the searing heat of its nearby star. The planet, HD 209458b, swings around its star in under four days, at a distance of only...
Keywords: exoplanet, planet, hot Jupiter, HD 209458, star