Brown Dwarfs

  • R. Rebolo
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 324)

Hundreds of brown dwarfs have been discovered since 1995. These objects are likely to populate every region of our Galaxy and possibly other galaxies in comparable number to stars. We briefly review their basic properties, mass function, spatial distribution and possible formation scenarios.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Rebolo
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  1. 1.Instituto de Astrofísica de CanariasLa Laguna, TenerifeSpain

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