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Searching for Exosatellites Orbiting L and T Dwarfs: Connecting Planet Formation to Moon Formation and Finding New Temperate Worlds

Published onMay 31, 2019
Searching for Exosatellites Orbiting L and T Dwarfs: Connecting Planet Formation to Moon Formation and Finding New Temperate Worlds
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Abstract

L-type and T-type dwarfs span the boundaries between main-sequence stars, brown dwarfs, and planetary-mass objects. The discovery of satellites orbiting L or T dwarfs will have transformative implications. In this white paper, we discuss the scientific motivations behind searching for transiting satellites orbiting L and T dwarfs.

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