Dust depletion in the inner disk of β Pictoris as a possible indicator of planets

@article{Lagage1994DustDI,
  title={Dust depletion in the inner disk of $\beta$ Pictoris as a possible indicator of planets},
  author={P-.O. Lagage and {\'E}ric Pantin},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1994},
  volume={369},
  pages={628-630}
}
IT is not yet possible to see planets orbiting other stars, although this may soon change as observing methods improve1. Indirect evidence for the presence of circumstellar dust disks out of which planets could form has been obtained for several stars, in the form of excess infrared emission, presumed to be from the hot dust2, 3. Planets orbiting in such dust disks would be expected to sweep out dust-free tracks4. Indirect evidence for dust-free regions has been reported5–9, based on an… Expand
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