Survival of a brown dwarf after engulfment by a red giant star

@article{Maxted2006SurvivalOA,
  title={Survival of a brown dwarf after engulfment by a red giant star},
  author={P. Maxted and R. Napiwotzki and P. Dobbie and M. Burleigh},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={442},
  pages={543-545}
}
  • P. Maxted, R. Napiwotzki, +1 author M. Burleigh
  • Published 2006
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Many sub-stellar companions (usually planets but also some brown dwarfs) orbit solar-type stars. These stars can engulf their sub-stellar companions when they become red giants. This interaction may explain several outstanding problems in astrophysics but it is unclear under what conditions a low mass companion will evaporate, survive the interaction unchanged or gain mass. Observational tests of models for this interaction have been hampered by a lack of positively identified remnants—that is… CONTINUE READING

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