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What shall we call this class of star?

  1. Oct 6, 2004 #1

    Phobos

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    Any suggestions?

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/space/10/05/space.star.reut/index.html [Broken]

     
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  3. Oct 6, 2004 #2

    Nereid

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    A more detailed PR, from Gemini. Interestingly, there may be quite a few of these strange objects.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2004 #3

    Janus

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    How about "dark dwarf" or "depleted dwarf"
     
  5. Oct 7, 2004 #4
    Dark dwarf is too much like a black dwarf.

    How about a grey dwarf?
     
  6. Oct 7, 2004 #5

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    Dead dwarf? Like the Caves of Moria.
     
  7. Nov 9, 2004 #6
    striped blowen dwarf :!!)
     
  8. Nov 9, 2004 #7

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    Technically it would be a brown dwarfs. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) defines brown dwarfs as objects that are at least 13 times the mass of Jupiter but less than about 75 Jupiter masses - the mass required to initiate hydrogen fusion.
     
  9. Nov 11, 2004 #8
    Cold Dwarf?
     
  10. Nov 19, 2004 #9
    Grey Dwarf is coo
    how about Thorin? (A Dead dwarf from LotR)
     
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