Brown dwarfs: At last filling the gap between stars and planets

Authors
Citation
B. Zuckerman, Brown dwarfs: At last filling the gap between stars and planets, P NAS US, 97(3), 2000, pp. 963-966
Citations number
23
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Multidisciplinary
Journal title
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
ISSN journal
0027-8424 → ACNP
Volume
97
Issue
3
Year of publication
2000
Pages
963 - 966
Database
ISI
SICI code
0027-8424(20000201)97:3<963:BDALFT>2.0.ZU;2-Y
Abstract
Until the mid-1990s a person could not point to any celestial object and sa y with assurance that "here is a brown dwarf." Now dozens are known, and th e study of brown dwarfs has come of age, touching upon major issues in astr ophysics, including the nature of dark matter, the properties of substellar objects, and the origin of binary stars and planetary systems.