Dust in the solar system and in extra-solar planetary systems

  title={Dust in the solar system and in extra-solar planetary systems},
  author={Ingrid Mann and Melanie K{\"o}hler and Hiroshi Kimura and Andrzej Cechowski and T. Minato},
  journal={The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review},
Among the observed circumstellar dust envelopes a certain population, planetary debris disks, is ascribed to systems with optically thin dust disks and low gas content. These systems contain planetesimals and possibly planets and are believed to be systems that are most similar to our solar system in an early evolutionary stage. Planetary debris disks have been identified in large numbers by a brightness excess in the near-infrared, mid-infrared and/or submillimetre range of their stellar… 
Evolution of Dust and Small Bodies: Physical Processes
Planetary debris disks are exposed to the brightness of the central star and for young systems the brightness at wavelengths shorter than the visible is variable in time. The central star ejects a
Evolution of Debris Disks
Circumstellar dust exists around several hundred main sequence stars. For the youngest stars, that dust could be a remnant of the protoplanetary disk. Mostly it is inferred to be continuously
Dusty debris disks: First light from exosolar planetary systems
For stars with ages ≥ 10 Myr, circumstellar disks are dominated by a population of optically thin dust grains most likely associated with the erosion of a planetesimal population in a system that may
Comets as a possible source of nanodust in the Solar System cloud and in planetary debris discs
  • I. Mann
  • Physics, Geology
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • 2017
A scenario that nanodust forms in the interplanetary dust cloud through the high-velocity collision process in theInterplanetary medium for which the production rates are highest near the Sun, is discussed.
Using warm dust to constrain unseen planets
Cold outer debris belts orbit a significant fraction of stars, many of which are planet hosts. Radiative forces from the star lead to dust particles leaving the outer belts and spiralling inwards
Using infrared observations of circumstellar dust around evolved stars to test dust formation hypotheses
Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) stars are evolved, low to intermediate mass (0.8–8M ̄) stars. These stars lose a significant fraction of their mass through stellar pulsation. As a result, they are
A near-infrared interferometric survey of debris-disk stars
Context. Hot exozodiacal dust has been shown to be present in the innermost regions of an increasing number of main sequence stars over the past 15 yr. However, the origin of hot exozodiacal dust and
Formation and evolution of planetary systems: the impact of high-angular resolution optical techniques
The direct images of giant extrasolar planets recently obtained around several main sequence stars represent a major step in the study of planetary systems. These high-dynamic range images are among
Exozodiacal clouds: hot and warm dust around main sequence stars
Abstract A warm/hot dust component (at temperature 300 K) has been detected around 20% of A, F, G, K stars. This component is called ‘exozodiacal dust’ as it presents similarities with the zodiacal
A significant fraction of main sequence stars observed interferometrically in the near-infrared have slightly extended components that have been attributed to very hot dust. To match the spectrum


BETA PICTORIS: An Early Solar System?
Beta Pictoris ( Pic) is the best studied of the normal main-sequence stars surrounded by circumstellar dust disks. We review the status of Pic and its disk, and compare it with both the early and the
Signatures of Exosolar Planets in Dust Debris Disks
We apply our recently elaborated, powerful numerical approach to the high-resolution modeling of the structure and emission of circumstellar dust disks, incorporating all relevant physical processes.
Dust Near The Sun
We review the current knowledge and understanding of dust in the inner solar system. The major sources of the dust population in the inner solar system are comets and asteroids, but the relative
A search for debris discs around stars with giant planets
Eight nearby stars with known giant planets have been searched for thermal emission in the submillimetre arising from dust debris. The null results imply quantities of dust typically less than 0.02
Recent Origin of the Solar System Dust Bands
Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) observations in 1983 revealed the existence of several solar system dust bands. These dust bands are believed to be debris produced by recent disruption events
Structure in the ϵ Eridani Debris Disk
New submillimeter images have been obtained of the dust disk around the nearby K2 V star ϵ Eridani, with the total data set now spanning 5 yr. These images show the distribution of dusty debris
Circumstellar Dust Disks around Stars with Known Planetary Companions
We have searched six stars with known radial velocity planetary companions for circumstellar disks. Disks are expected around stars with planetary systems that accreted from regular protoplanetary
A circumstellar dust disk around a star with a known planetary companion
A planet with a minimum mass of 0.84 Jupiter masses (MJ) has been indirectly detected in a close orbit (radius 0.11 astronomical units, period 14.65 days) around the star 55 Cancri, which is of
A Dust Ring around epsilon Eridani: Analog to the Young Solar System
Dust emission around the nearby star ϵ Eridani has been imaged using a new submillimeter camera (the Submillimetre Common-User Bolometer Array at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope). At an 850 μm
Kuiper Belt Dust Grains as a Source of Interplanetary Dust Particles
The recent discovery of the so-called Kuiper belt objects has prompted the idea that these objects produce dust grains that may contribute significantly to the interplanetary dust population. In this