COLLISIONAL GROOMING MODELS OF THE KUIPER BELT DUST CLOUD

@article{Kuchner2010COLLISIONALGM,
  title={COLLISIONAL GROOMING MODELS OF THE KUIPER BELT DUST CLOUD},
  author={Marc J. Kuchner and Christopher C. Stark},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={140},
  pages={1007 - 1019}
}
We modeled the three-dimensional structure of the Kuiper Belt (KB) dust cloud at four different dust production rates, incorporating both planet–dust interactions and grain–grain collisions using the collisional grooming algorithm. Simulated images of a model with a face-on optical depth of ∼10−4 primarily show an azimuthally symmetric ring at 40–47 AU in submillimeter and infrared wavelengths; this ring is associated with the cold classical KB. For models with lower optical depths (10−6 and 10… 

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