Discovery of a Nearby Young Brown Dwarf Disk

@article{Schutte2020DiscoveryOA,
title={Discovery of a Nearby Young Brown Dwarf Disk},
author={Mary C. Schutte and Kellen D. Lawson and John P. Wisniewski and Marc J. Kuchner and Steven M. Silverberg and Jacqueline K. Faherty and Daniella C. Bardalez Gagliuffi and Rocio Kiman and Jonathan Gagn{\'e} and Aaron M. Meisner and Adam C. Schneider and Alissa S. Bans and John H. Debes and Natalie Kovacevic and Milton K. D. Bosch and Hugo A. Durantini Luca and John Holden and Michiharu Hyogo},
journal={The Astronomical Journal},
year={2020},
volume={160},
pages={156}
}
• Published 30 July 2020
• Physics, Geology
• The Astronomical Journal
We report the discovery of the youngest brown dwarf with a disk at 102 pc from the Sun, WISEA~J120037.79-784508.3 (W1200-7845), via the Disk Detective citizen science project. We establish that W1200-7845 is located in the 3.7$\substack{+4.6 \\ -1.4}$ Myr-old $\varepsilon$~Cha association. Its spectral energy distribution (SED) exhibits clear evidence of an infrared (IR) excess, indicative of the presence of a warm circumstellar disk. Modeling this warm disk, we find the data are best fit using…
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