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For questions concerning astronomical objects that are not massive enough to sustain hydrogen-to-helium fusion, but more massive than typical gas giants.

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Could life exist on a planet orbiting a T class brown dwarf?

Note: Please try not to overcomplicate it for me. I might sound mature, but I'm actually a minor and as much as I like complex wording, I want it to be understandable. Hey! Basically, I'm drafting up ...
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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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Could merging brown dwarfs create a star? [closed]

So, let’s face it, brown dwarfs are dull. They’re too big for gas giants to want anything to do with them, and too weeny to undergo fusion and become a proper sun. However, if this is a matter of mass,...
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Stability in my habitable planet orbiting a binary system

I'm making a worldbuilding project mainly focussed arround an habitable planet that orbits a binary system and I have a question about my system. My planetary system is an S-type (A main star in the ...
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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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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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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.
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