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Cosmic Matters: 'I Am Oz, The Great and Powerful…'

Cosmic Matters: ‘I Am Oz, The Great and Powerful…’

(Cosmic Matters columns are prepared by scientists and staff at W.M. Keck Observatory.) When the Wizard of Oz roared that line, he was hidden behind a curtain. He knew all too well that he was not particularly great nor very powerful, and wanted no one to find out (a scheme foiled by that heroic terrier […]

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Hawaii telescopes spy new candidate for coldest 'star'

Hawaii telescopes spy new candidate for coldest ‘star’

MEDIA RELEASE There is a new candidate for coldest known star: a brown dwarf with about the same temperature as a hot cup of coffee. That’s cool enough to begin crossing the blurry line between small cold stars and big hot planets. Brown dwarfs are essentially failed stars: they lack the mass and gravity to […]

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