Friday, August 26, 2011

New Class of Stellar Body.

Bodies that are too small to be stars and too big to be planets called brown dwarfs have been know for years, but now a body small to be a brown dwarf and too big to be a planet has been found.
Planets like Jupiter can have a “surface” temperature below -200 degrees Fahrenheit. While brown dwarfs can have “surface” temperatures of about   +400 degree Fahrenheit. Labeled a Y-Dwarf this new body which dose not orbit a star has a “surface” temperature of around +80 degrees Fahrenheit which is around room temperature.

The Y-Dwarves are not a lone several Jupiter-sized planets with out stars have been found. It all shows we have a lot to learn about the Universe.

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