Thursday, August 25, 2011

Coldest Star Found

NASA's Infrared Explorer Spots a Room-Temperature Brown Dwarf, the Coldest Star Ever Found

Pretty exciting news in our quest to understand the universe. Astronomers have detected the coldest star ever found, at roughly 80 degrees F. Not sure what the real difference is between a brown-dwarf and a gas giant planet as neither are capable of nuclear fusion. I guess size and whether it orbits another star could have a lot to do with it. Pretty cool discovery though.

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