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Tightening the Focus on Brown Dwarfs

8 Jan 2018, 17:37 UTC
Tightening the Focus on Brown Dwarfs NASA/CXC/JPL
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Among the many indicators that we have much to learn about brown dwarfs is the fact that we don’t yet know how frequently they form. Recent work from Koraljka Muzic (University of Lisbon) and colleagues has pointed, however, to quite a robust galactic population (see How Many Brown Dwarfs in the Milky Way?). Working with observations at the Very Large Telescope, the study pegged the brown dwarf population at 25 billion, with a potential of as many as 100 billion.

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