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Scientists create 3D map of brown dwarfs

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A citizen scientist group has created the most complete map to date of brown dwarfs neighboring our solar system. 

Celestial bodies known as brown dwarfs, which are essentially failed stars, are too big to be considered planets and too small to be considered stars. Members of a NASA-funded project called Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 — which includes both professional scientists and volunteer "citizen scientists" — created a 3-D map of hundreds of brown dwarfs discovered within 65 light-years of the sun.

Full article at Space dot com: Link



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