Exoplanets versus brown dwarfs: the CoRoT view and the future

  title={Exoplanets versus brown dwarfs: the CoRoT view and the future},
  author={Jean Schneider},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  • J. Schneider
  • Published 4 April 2016
  • Physics, Geology
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
CoRoT has detected by transit several tens of objects whose radii run from 1.67 Earth radius. Their mass run from less than 5.7 Earth mass (CoRoT-24 b, Alonso et al. 2014) to 63 Jupiter mass (CoRoT-15 b, Bouchy et al. 2011). One could be tempted to think that more massive the object is, the larger it is in size and that there is some limit in mass and/or radius beyond which objects are not planets but very low mass stars below the 80 Jupiter mass limit to trigger nuclear fusion (namely "brown… 
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