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Microbial life might drift in the atmospheres of failed stars

7 Oct 2019, 11:32 UTC
Microbial life might drift in the atmospheres of failed stars NRAO/AUI/NSF

The search for signs of life on other planets has an unlikely new target. The atmospheres of brown dwarfs – gaseous objects too big to be a planet and too small to be a star – might have the capacity to support life.

 

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