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ScienceDaily (Apr. 10, 2008) — An international team of astronomers has discovered the coldest brown dwarf star ever observed. This finding, to be published in Astronomy & Astrophysics, is a new step toward filling the gap between stars and planets.
Originally posted by sc2099
My thought is that consensus doesn't really seem to exist in the scientific community on much of anything, especially anything having to do with space or physics. Even time one question seems to be answered it only brings up 50 new ones. Which to me is really cool!
I've always sucked at math but I immensely enjoy physics and math theories...the ones that I can wrap my head around anyway. Great thread.
Originally posted by qxlb52
Always interested in new stellar theories, I've looked into this "Brown Dwarf" business and it seems like another piece in the cosmic puzzle of star death and planet formation. Could this be how the planets formed from the star gas rings of our own budding Yellow Giant?
Were we once a "brown dwarf"? A mini-star that, like Jupiter, failed to get going and coalesced into a massive planet? I think we were once a "brown dwarf"- after all, look at all the T**DS running its governments now.