For those that view this one, I apologize but I made a mistake when editing and wound up chopping the last 30 seconds off.
When the video finishes, start reading here to pick up the dialog I erroneously deleted.
Uh...If you're familiar with pictures of Jupiter you see Jupiter has all sorts of banding structures and clouds on its surface. Although we've never taken a picture of the surface of a brown dwarf we think brown dwarfs may also have similar cloud structure. These aren't normal kinds of clouds like we know about on Earth, you have iron vapor making these clouds. And then these clouds may get thick enough that you get iron droplets raining out of the clouds. Obviously, a person wouldn't want to be there because these are molten iron.
To date, astronomers have located only a couple hundred brown dwarfs and they still have many questions about these illusive objects. For one, they know some brown dwarfs have disks of dust and gas around them. Might those disks form into planets? That's just one of many mysteries yet to be solved as we continue to probe the stars. But already science has revealed the universe to be a magical realm of dwarfs and giants, Stragglers and supernovas, and hidden within the explosive life story of stars they have found the very history of the cosmos and a key to understanding our own origins.
Part Four *-End of Series-*
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