Brown Dwarf-Companion, or Neither?

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    Very cool.
     
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    Interesting object. I see in the abstract that it emits radiation at both poles, could this be the remnant of a gamma ray burster or some sort?
     
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    Interesting in part because of how small and so difficult it would be to detect at these interstellar distances; is this discovery process what might be called "astronomical archaeology" Robert?

    Instances like this one have fascinated me in recent years, as detectives in the field of astronomy uncover the origins of these exotic objects.

    Thanks for sharing Robert.
     
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    Yes, it could. Since when these events happen in space, the exchange of all spectra, as each struggle for dependence, happens between both, regardless of how dominant one is over the other for mass, gravity, and emission data. You are correct.

    Robert
     
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    You are most welcome and it is fascinating. Yes, it is just that, a form of space Archaeology indeed without a human interface. More like cosmology archaeology. The revelations continue to mount in discovery. Love it.

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    "Unable to sustain nuclear fusion at its core and doomed to orbit with its much more energetic white dwarf partner for millions of years, the dead star is essentially a new, indeterminate type of stellar object."

    Unable to stand on its own?

    Orbiting its much brighter neighbor?

    Why, it's the USMB Liberal Poster Star!
     
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    Staring into the past...

    Hubble Reveals Primitive Galaxies Near Cosmic Dawn
    December 12, 2012 WASHINGTON — Astronomers have used NASA's Earth orbiting Hubble Space Telescope to reveal primitive galaxies -- vast clusters of stars -- that are more than 13 billion years old. One of them might be the oldest ever observed.
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    Mystery Properties of Black Holes Revealed
    December 12th, 2012 - Of all the celestial objects that make up the Universe, nothing is more mysterious than the black hole.
     
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    Where did Bobbie Steve go?
     
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    He got his self banned.
     

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