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Brown Dwarfs: A New Class of Stellar Lighthouse


April 17, 2007

Artist's impression of the 'mini-aurorae' Brown dwarfs, thought just a few years ago to be incapable of emitting any significant amount of radio waves, have been discovered putting out extremely bright "lighthouse beams" of radio waves, much like pulsars. Full Story

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National Radio Astronomy Observatory

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