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Brown dwarfs

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Brown dwarfs were until recently hypothetical astronomical objects of mass 20 to 80 times the mass of Jupiter. They were proposed to fill the mass gap between planets and the lowest mass stars. A number of brown dwarfs have now been identified and many more can confidently be expected to be discovered in the near future. This opens up a new area in astrophysics.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 1997-11-01

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