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.

Many brown 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.

 the human eye is still a unique resource when it comes to scouring telescope images for moving objects.

“150,000 volunteers across the globe have participated in Backyard Worlds,

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