I wonder if there are even "bigger" or smaller loser "stars" out there too. Think about it.
What about the "stars" that never shine because of their size? How small do they have to be to not start the fusion process? They say jupiter doesn't have enough mass to begin the fusion process so could there be trillions and trillions of stars that never started to shine? Now I don't mean gas giant planets orbiting stars, I mean "stars" that never begin to shine. If there are a lot of them, what does that mean in terms of dark matter? Could these unlit "stars" be the dark matter? Or better yet, the "missing" matter?