Cores to Clusters pp 177-187
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- Rebolo R. (2005) Brown Dwarfs. In: Kumar M.S.N., Tafalla M., Caselli P. (eds) Cores to Clusters. Astrophysics and Space Science Library, vol 324. Springer, New York, NY
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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