+Grim Reaper 6 Posted September 3, 2021 #1 Share Posted September 3, 2021 Astronomers have taken the first detailed look at a mysterious Milky Way object known as "The Accident" — and discovered that it's even more perplexing than previous studies indicated. The Accident is not quite a star (scientists can tell from its dim glow that there's no nuclear fusion powering the object), and it's not quite a planet, either. According to a study published June 30 in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, The Accident is something in between — a rare class of object known as a brown dwarf, or a failed star. This object defied all our expectations," leady study author Davy Kirkpatrick, an astrophysicist at Caltech in Pasadena, California, said in a statement. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/science/mysterious-object-called-the-accident-has-been-careening-through-the-milky-way-for-10-billion-years/ar-AAO3ndf 1 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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