Luhman 16

A and B, the brown behemoth's legacy

The Luhman 16 is no might of nature.

Not in relativity. The mass of A is only .03 Solar Mass, while B is .04 Solar Mass.

Its temperature is also relatively low due to the lack of solar fission, at 1210 kelvin.

Along with everything else, it gives no new light or luminosity.

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The origin of Luhman 16 dates back to Eric E. Mamajek.

And among everything, its original name is much longer than you'd expect, being named firstly WISE J104915.57−531906.1

But why a brown dwarf?

Stars like these closely resemble planets because they undergo fission, but instead of exploding or compressing further, they reach stability and stay in that state.