Definition of Exoplanets and Brown Dwarfs

  • Jean SchneiderEmail author
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This chapter reviews the definition of exoplanets and of brown dwarfs. Emphasis is given to the separation of these two populations, whose masses may present some overlap.


Brown Dwarf Planet Definition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LUTh, UMR 8102Observatoire de Paris, 5 place Jules JanssenF-92195 Meudon CedexFrance

Section editors and affiliations

  • María Rosa Zapatero-Osorio
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro de AstrobiologíaMadridSpain

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