Citizen Scientist Discovers 34
New Ultracool Brown Dwarfs
Brown Dwarfs Are
Relatively cool, dim objects that have a size between that of a gas giant planet.
Sometimes Called Failed Stars
These objects are too small to sustain hydrogen fusion reactions at their cores.
Typically, They Have Masses
Between 11 and 80 times that of Jupiter, and are classified spectrally into M-, L-, T- and Y-type dwarfs.
Dwarfs would likely appear magenta or orange-red to the human eye.
Their Low Mass
Low temperature, and lack of internal nuclear reactions make them extremely faint and difficult to detect.
Despite the Abilities of Machine
Learning and supercomputers, the human eye is still a unique resource when it comes to scouring telescope images for moving objects.