Red Dwarf Stars

Stars ranging in mass from 0.075 to 0.5 times the mass of the sun are categorized as red dwarf stars. Unlike the brown dwarf stars, these stars are massive enough to reliably sustain fusion of light element at its core. The low mass of these stars result in cores that are are much smaller and […]

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Brown Dwarf Stars

The brown dwarf family of stars contains the lowest mass objects in the universe that are classified as stars. These stars range from thirteen times the mass of Jupiter (theoretically the lowest mass needed to fuse deuterium) to 80 times the mass of Jupiter. Because of their relatively low mass, some brown dwarf stars are […]

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