Detecting the Dusty Debris of Terrestrial Planet Formation

  title={Detecting the Dusty Debris of Terrestrial Planet Formation},
  author={Scott J. Kenyon and Benjamin C. Bromley},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  pages={L133 - L136}
  • S. KenyonB. Bromley
  • Published 16 January 2004
  • Physics, Geology
  • The Astrophysical Journal Letters
We use a multiannulus accretion code to investigate debris disks in the terrestrial zone at 0.7-1.3 AU around a 1 M☉ star. Terrestrial planet formation produces a bright dusty ring of debris with a lifetime of ≳106 yr. The early phases of terrestrial planet formation are observable with current facilities; the late stages require more advanced instruments with adaptive optics. 

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