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Tiny, Tiny Failed Star: How We Wonder What You Are

    Tiny, Tiny Failed Star: How We Wonder What You Are By Judith E Braffman-Miller Bewitching, bewildering brown dwarfs are genuine “oddballs”–and their existence in the Universe presents astronomers with an intriguing mystery to solve. This is because these stellar “failures” challenge the neat distinction between true stars and giant planets. Brown dwarfs are substellar objects that occupy a…

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Triton: The Mystery Moon That May Be Neptune’s Ruthless Guest

    Triton: The Mystery Moon That May Be Neptune’s Ruthless Guest By Judith E Braffman-Miller Banded, beautiful, and a bewitching sapphire blue, the ice-giant planet Neptune is the most distant major planet from our Star–and it is also circled by a bizarre large moon that may not have been born a moon at all. Neptune’s moon, Triton, may really…

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