Mysterious Celestial Object ‘Defies Categories’; Is It A Planet Or Failed Star? : Science : Headlines & Global News January 14, 2014Posted by sandyclaus in Drake Revisited.
\”We have very detailed measurements of this object spanning seven years, even a spectrum revealing its gravity, temperature, and molecular composition. Still, we can\’t yet determine whether it is a planet or a failed star – what we call a \’brown dwarf\’. Depending on what measurement you consider, the answer could be either,\” Thayne Currie, a McLean Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto and lead author of the report, said in the news release.