Brown Dwarfs: L, T, & Y Dwarfs


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The warmest brown dwarfs are also the ____ and are the ones most likely to be classified as ____.

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1. Methane dwarfs are also known as:

2. A brown dwarfs:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the characteristics and types of brown dwarfs? This quiz and worksheet will assess your knowledge of brown dwarf temperatures and mass.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo will test what you know about the following:

  • What's true about the warmest brown dwarfs and how they are classified
  • What methane dwarfs are known as
  • Facts about brown dwarfs
  • The classification of the coldest brown dwarfs
  • The diameter of brown dwarfs

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the characteristics of brown dwarfs
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the classification of brown dwarfs and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the diameter of brown dwarfs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the spectral sequence used to classify stars

Additional Learning

To learn more about these objects, review the accompanying lesson called Brown Dwarfs: L, T & Y Dwarfs. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Provide a short overview of the spectral sequence
  • Describe what a brown dwarf is
  • Discuss the mass of brown dwarfs
  • Identify and define the three spectral types of brown dwarfs