Brown Dwarf

A "failed" star, which is more massive than a planet but not massive enough to ignite nuclear fusion reactions at its core and shine as a true star.


Colorful Dwarfs Most of the stars in our Milky Way galaxy are...

Radio Programs

The Neighborhood Getting to know the neighbors Thursday, August 7, 2014
Close Quartet A nearby stellar quartet Sunday, June 22, 2014
Hot Weather Hot weather on failed stars Monday, January 13, 2014
Stormy Skies A giant storm on a failed star Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Brown Dwarfs III Objects that don’t show the extra pounds Thursday, November 25, 2010
Brown Dwarfs II A place for a tough umbrella Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Not-Brown Dwarfs Painting the colors of failed stars Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Featured Images

Artist's concept of weather on a brown dwarf
Hot Rain Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Artist's concept of a dark storm on the brown dwarf 2MASS 2139
Stormy Skies Wednesday, January 11, 2012


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