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...Spectroscopic emission lines from the binary pair strongly suggest the system is in fact inclined 30°-40° (possibly as much as 45°) away from us.
So, Earth doesn’t appear to be in the firing line of WR 104 after all…
Brown dwarf stars emit loads of radiation. A star like our Sun burns off much of its energy in the form of light and heat. A brown dwarf emits all of its energy in the form of radiation.