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Illuminating brown dwarfs

Objects known as brown dwarfs are midway between stars and planets in mass. Observations of a hot brown dwarf irradiated by a nearby star will help to fill a gap in our knowledge of the atmospheres of fluid planetary objects. See Letter p.366

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Figure 1: A wide parameter space for fluid planetary bodies.


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