January 23, 2013

'Failed Stars' May Shine With Alien Aurorae

Ian O'Neill, Discovery News


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Brown dwarfs often get a bad rap for being “failed stars” or “sub-stellar objects,” but in light of new research they may finally be known as “over-achieving planets.” Scientists have used a radio antenna array in Europe to detect evidence that some brown dwarfs may glow with powerful aurorae.

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TAGGED: Brown Dwarf Stars, Aurora, Exoplanet