A planet on an inclined orbit as an explanation of the warp in the β Pictoris disc

  title={A planet on an inclined orbit as an explanation of the warp in the β Pictoris disc},
  author={D. Mouillet and J. Larwood and J. Papaloizou and A. Lagrange},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • D. Mouillet, J. Larwood, +1 author A. Lagrange
  • Published 1997
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • We consider the deformation that has recently been observed in the inner part of the circumstellar disc around f3 Pictoris with the HST. Our recent ground-based, adaptive optics coronographic observations confirm that the inner disc is warped. We investigate the hypothesis that a yet undetected planet is responsible for the observed warp, through simulations of the effect of the gravitational perturbation resulting from a massive companion on the disc. The physical processes assumed in the… CONTINUE READING
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