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Scientists discover record-breaking ‘failed stars’ that are nearly tearing themselves apart – The Independent

The brown dwarfs, as they are otherwise known, are moving ten times faster than normal at 350,000 kilometres per hour



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Astronomers have found the fastest brown dwarf stars in the known universe, spinning at such a rapid rate that they risk ripping themselves asunder.
A brown dwarf, otherwise known as a failed star, are formed when stars cannot gather enough mass to trigger nuclear reactions, which would convert their cores from hydrogen into helium.
We seem to have come across a speed limit on the rotation of brown dwarfs, said Megan Tannock, the Western University physics and astronomy graduate student who led…

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