Astronomers have found a supermassive brown dwarf in the “desert of brown dwarfs”

To date, scientists have a poor distinction between the mass of gas giants and brown dwarfs due to

A brown dwarf is thought to be an interstellar object.with a mass of 13 to 80 Jupiters, in the core of which there arewith nuclear deuterium and lithium.

From 2 thousand Only 400 brown dwarfs studied are satellites of stars, while they are usually more than three astronomical units from their star, since they hardly get closer to form - the parent star takes away gas and dust for itself.

The brown dwarf EPIC 212036875 b is located in such a zone, called the “desert of brown dwarfs”. The object was discovered using the Kepler orbital telescope.


EPIC 212036875 b orbits its spectral type star F7 V, which is about 1.12 times heavier than the Sun. It has a radius 1.4 times that of the Sun, in about 5.17 Earth days, and is only 0.06 astronomical units away fromThe temperature of the brown dwarf isabout 1.1 thousand degrees Celsius.

Scientists believe that EPIC 212036875 b was formed around F7 V due to gravitational instability in the outer part of the protoplanetary disk, and only later migrated to its current orbit.