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Old 08-27-2011, 11:07 PM
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Y Dwarf Stars are essentially "failed stars" of the Brown Dwarf class theorized over a decade ago; but just discovered by the W.I.S.E. Telescope.

These "stars" are cooler than the previous T Dwarfs and are about 80 degrees Farenheight versus about 440 degrees for the T Dwarfs.

This will provide new insight into large exoplanet formation....gas giant planets......star formation and evolution......bridging the gap between giant gaseous planets and regular main sequence stars.

How Cold Is a Y Dwarf Star? Even You Are Warmer: Scientific American

Stunning Galaxy Photos From NASA's WISE Telescope | Stars & Galaxies | NASA WISE Telescope & Infrared Astronomy | Space.com

Brown Dwarf May Be Coldest Known Failed Star | European Southern Observatory | Cold, Dim Stars | Space.com

A New Closest Star? - Getting WISE to Brown Dwarfs | Space.com

The Strangest Alien Planets | Exoplanets & Extrasolar Planets, Solar System & Universe Space Exploration | Space.com

Brown dwarf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Extrasolar planet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gas giant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


What Is a Brown Dwarf? - YouTube

Interesting discovery for sure.
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