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constructs of sentient plasma life in a brown dwarf

From the definition of plasma It consists of a gas of ions – atoms which have some of their orbital electrons removed – and free electrons. Plasma can be artificially generated by heating a neutral ...
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Could merging brown dwarfs create a star?

It would likely take more than two brown dwarves (of usual masses) to add up to enough mass to get even the smallest M9 red dwarf -- but three or four might well do it. Unfortunately, there's more to ...
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Could neutron flux from a hotter primary star/keep a brown dwarf burning?

What's the odds that the two stars are close enough for a significant fraction of any neutrons to cross the gap? Remember that a free neutron has a rather short half-life of 10 minutes, and that the ...
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Could neutron flux from a hotter primary star/keep a brown dwarf burning?

Seems unlikely because whatever capture is going on would likely be high in the brown dwarf's atmosphere in relation to the comparatively tiny fusion region.
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Logistics of habitable moons orbiting a brown dwarf

What is a brown dwarf? The first thing to make clear is that a brown dwarf is what is called a substellar object, commonly called a failed star. While it bears some similarities to gas giants, there ...
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Could life exist on a planet orbiting a T class brown dwarf?

Summer night world. Here is a recycled answer of mine from here: Endless global night.. but an agreeable climate, how come? Brown dwarf emissions are almost all infrared. They do not put out much ...
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Could life exist on a planet orbiting a T class brown dwarf?

‘fraid not. The habitable zone of a brown dwarf is extremely short-lived. Since brown dwarfs cool rapidly, the habitable zone is continually shrinking. Your planet would have at best 10 million years ...
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Could merging brown dwarfs create a star?

The answer is Yes. Brown dwarves and hydrogen-burning stars exist on a continuum - there is no dividing line that prevents essentially any sufficiently large collection of gas from forming a planet or ...
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Could merging brown dwarfs create a star?

It's exactly what the Hertzsprung-Russel diagram shows As you can see, the brown dwarfs transition into red dwarfs, subdwarfs and main sequences stars. The more mass you add, the better the hydrogen ...
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What could plasma life look like?

Plasma, being a collection of positive nuclei in a soup of free electrons, doesn't have a shape. It takes the shape of the confinement hosting it. I guess the same would still apply for a fictional ...
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constructs of sentient plasma life in a brown dwarf

While plasma is often Very Hot, it doesn't have to be, additionally if they are able to control the plasma in order to exist, then they should be able to direct it from hitting what they don't want it ...
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