Constraining the Planetary System of Fomalhaut Using High-resolution ALMA Observations

@article{Boley2012ConstrainingTP,
  title={Constraining the Planetary System of Fomalhaut Using High-resolution ALMA Observations},
  author={Aaron C. Boley and Matthew J. Payne and Stuartt A. Corder and William R. F. Dent and Eric B. Ford and Megan I. Shabram},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={750}
}
The dynamical evolution of planetary systems leaves observable signatures in debris disks. Optical images trace micron-sized grains, which are strongly affected by stellar radiation and need not coincide with their parent body population. Observations of millimeter-sized grains accurately trace parent bodies, but previous images lack the resolution and sensitivity needed to characterize the ring's morphology. Here we present ALMA 350 GHz observations of the Fomalhaut debris ring. These… Expand

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