ALMA observations of the nearby AGB star L2 Puppis - I. Mass of the central star and detection of a candidate planet

@article{Kervella2016ALMAOO,
  title={ALMA observations of the nearby AGB star L2 Puppis - I. Mass of the central star and detection of a candidate planet},
  author={Pierre Kervella and W. Homan and A. M. S. Richards and L. Decin and Iain McDonald and Miguel Montarg{\`e}s and Keiichi Ohnaka},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2016},
  volume={596}
}
Six billion years from now, while evolving on the asymptotic giant branch (AGB), the Sun will metamorphose from a red giant into a beautiful planetary nebula. This spectacular evolution will impact the solar system planets, but observational confirmations of the predictions of evolution models are still elusive as no planet orbiting an AGB star has yet been discovered. The nearby AGB red giant L 2  Puppis ( d = 64 pc) is surrounded by an almost edge-on circumstellar dust disk. We report new… Expand
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