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Could neutron flux from a hotter primary star/keep a brown dwarf burning?

Brown dwarfs are the smallest class of star ranging from 13 to 80 times the mass of Jupiter, 0.01-0.08 solar masses; it is thought that they are stars only because fusion reactions involving hydrogen'...
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Logistics of habitable moons orbiting a brown dwarf

Okay, so I've found some threads about the day/night cycle and seasons of habitable moons orbiting gas giants, but what if we replace the gas giant by a brown dwarf (i.e. the sub-stellar object class ...
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constructs of sentient plasma life in a brown dwarf

If plasma life did evolve in a brown dwarf and it did somehow become sentient, what kinds of things could they construct? Would they be limited to just pruning the bigger autotrophs or could they ...
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What could plasma life look like?

Let's say there was plasma life living in a brown dwarf. What shapes could we expect them to take? I'm not picky about what level of life, autotroph to sentient are of interest.