Brown Dwarf Comparison

Spitzer_ssc2020-09b_1024

spitzer_ssc2020-09b April 9th, 2020

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Brown dwarfs are more massive than planets but not quite as massive as stars. Generally speaking, they have between 13 and 80 times the mass of Jupiter. A brown dwarf becomes a star if its core pressure gets high enough to start nuclear fusion.

Provider: Spitzer Space Telescope

Image Source: http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/images/6764-ssc2020-09b-Brown-Dwarf-Comparison

Curator: Spitzer Space Telescope, Pasadena, CA, USA

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Spitzer_ssc2020-09b_1280
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ssc2020-09b
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NASA/JPL-Caltech
Release Date
2020-04-09
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Redshift
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http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/images/6764-ssc2020-09b-Brown-Dwarf-Comparison
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Good
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Equinox
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FITS Header
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Spitzer Space Telescope
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http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu
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1200 E. California Blvd.
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Pasadena
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CA
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91125
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USA
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Spitzer Science Center
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spitzer
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ssc2020-09b.tif
Metadata Date
2020-04-09
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