Astronomers find coldest star in the universe

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March 23, 2011
Fox News    
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"Astronomers have detected a new candidate for the coldest known star -- one whose temperature is roughly equivalent to a fresh cup of tea. The object is part of a double system and is a type of star known as a brown dwarf, which is essentially a failed star. Brown dwarfs lack enough mass for gravity to trigger the nuclear reactions that make stars shine, but they’re more massive than what’s typically considered to be a planet." (03/23/11)  


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