Discovery of radio emission from the brown dwarf LP944-20

@article{Berger2001DiscoveryOR,
  title={Discovery of radio emission from the brown dwarf LP944-20},
  author={E. Berger and S. Ball and K. Becker and M. Clarke and D. Frail and T. Fukuda and I. Hoffman and R. Mellon and E. Momjian and N. W. Murphy and S. Teng and T. Woodruff and B. Zauderer and R. Zavala},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2001},
  volume={410},
  pages={338-340}
}
  • E. Berger, S. Ball, +11 authors R. Zavala
  • Published 2001
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Brown dwarfs are not massive enough to sustain thermonuclear fusion of hydrogen at their centres, but are distinguished from gas-giant planets by their ability to burn deuterium. Brown dwarfs older than ∼10 Myr are expected to possess short-lived magnetic fields and to emit radio and X-rays only very weakly from their coronae. An X-ray flare was recently detected on the brown dwarf LP944-20, whereas previous searches for optical activity (and one X-ray search) yielded negative results. Here we… CONTINUE READING

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