A Trio of Extreme Brown Dwarfs Have Been Found Spinning at Their Physical Limits

New research documents the fastest-spinning brown dwarfs on record. The objects are rotating so rapidly that, should they rotate any faster, they’d likely tear themselves apart. The finding could mean that these so-called “failed stars” have a built-in speed limit. Read more...

A Trio of Extreme Brown Dwarfs Have Been Found Spinning at Their Physical Limits

New research documents the fastest-spinning brown dwarfs on record. The objects are rotating so rapidly that, should they rotate any faster, they’d likely tear themselves apart. The finding could mean that these so-called “failed stars” have a built-in speed limit.

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