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OTS 44

The new born and very small brown dwarf has only slightly more mass as a huge gaseous planet.
On February 7. 2005 a dust disk around it was discovered in which planets start to form.

It is debatable whether such planets could evolve life. The brown dwarf has a surface temperature of only 2300 kelvin.

Constellation: Chamaeleon
Distance: 554 light-years
Spectral class: M9.5
Luminosity: 0.00125 * Sun
Mass: 15 * Jupiter (0.015 * Sun)
Diameter: 2.5 * Jupiter (0.25 * Sun)

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