An early extrasolar planetary system revealed by planetesimal belts in β Pictoris

@article{Okamoto2004AnEE,
  title={An early extrasolar planetary system revealed by planetesimal belts in β Pictoris},
  author={Y. Okamoto and H. Kataza and M. Honda and T. Yamashita and T. Onaka and J. Watanabe and Takashi Miyata and S. Sako and T. Fujiyoshi and I. Sakon},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2004},
  volume={431},
  pages={660-663}
}
  • Y. Okamoto, H. Kataza, +7 authors I. Sakon
  • Published 2004
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • β Pictoris (β Pic) is a main-sequence star with an edge-on dust disk that might represent a state of the early Solar System. The dust does not seem to be a remnant from the original protoplanetary disk, but rather is thought to have been generated from large bodies like planetesimals and/or comets. The history and composition of the parent bodies can therefore be revealed by determining the spatial distribution, grain size, composition and crystallinity of the dust through high-resolution mid… CONTINUE READING
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