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Lithium burning occurs in brown dwarfs more massive than 52 Jupiters

Astronomers found out long time ago that some brown dwarfs contain lithium a some don't. The difference is in their mass and in a new study scientists led by E. L. Martín present their estimate of the lithium limit. Brown dwarfs over 52 jupiter masses should be able to burn lithium and deplete it rather quickly after their creation.

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2MASS J2252-1730 A Brown dwarf 55.1
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2MASS J2252-1730 B Brown dwarf 55.1
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DENIS J0630-1840 A Red dwarf 65.2
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DENIS J0630-1840 B Brown dwarf 65.2
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