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Contact: Christine Pulliam
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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Artist's Conception of Brown Dwarf

Caption: This artist's conception portrays a free-floating brown dwarf, or failed star. A new study shows that several of these objects are warmer than previously thought with temperatures about 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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