50 Years of Brown Dwarfs pp 19-24

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Brown Is Not a Color: Introduction of the Term ‘Brown Dwarf’

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Abstract

This contribution provides a very brief, personal comment on the remarkable past five decades of progress in our understanding of small-mass objects that try, but do not succeed in stably fusing hydrogen. This article describes the origin of the term ‘brown dwarf’ as introduced by me in 1975.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SETI InstituteMountain ViewUSA

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