Brown Dwarfs

  • R. Rebolo
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/0-387-26357-8_14

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 324)
Cite this paper as:
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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Authors and Affiliations

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

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