A proto-brown dwarf candidate in rho Ophiuchus

Authors

  • Phan Bao Ngoc

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15625/0868-3166/16258

Abstract

Brown dwarfs with masses below 0.075 solar masses are thought to form like low-mass stars (e.g., the Sun).
However, it is still unclear how the physical formation processes occur
in brown dwarfs at the ealiest stages (i.e., proto-brown dwarfs) of their formation.
Up to date, only a few proto-brown dwarfs have been detected.
The detection of proto-brown dwarfs offers us excellent benchmarks to study
the formation process of brown dwarfs, and thus understand their formation mechanism.
In this paper, we present our identification of a proto-brown dwarf candidate in the star-forming region
rho Ophiuchus.
The candidate shows a small-scale bipolar molecular outlfow that is similar to the outflows observed in
other young brown dwarfs. The detection of this candidate
provides us with additional important implications for the formation mechanism of brown dwarfs.

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Published

30-09-2021

How to Cite

Ngoc, P. B. (2021). A proto-brown dwarf candidate in rho Ophiuchus. Communications in Physics, 32(1). https://doi.org/10.15625/0868-3166/16258

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