A universal spin-mass relation for brown dwarfs and planets

  title={A universal spin-mass relation for brown dwarfs and planets},
  author={A. Scholz and Keavin Moore and R. Jayawardhana and S. Aigrain and D. Peterson and B. Stelzer},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  • A. Scholz, Keavin Moore, +3 authors B. Stelzer
  • Published 2018
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
  • While brown dwarfs show similarities with stars in their early life, their spin evolution is much more akin to that of planets. We have used lightcurves from the K2 mission to measure new rotation periods for 18 young brown dwarfs in the Taurus star-forming region. Our sample spans masses from 0.02 to 0.08 Msol and has been characterised extensively in the past. To search for periods, we utilize three different methods (autocorrelation, periodogram, Gaussian Processes). The median period for… CONTINUE READING
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