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Extra-Solar Kuiper Belt Dust Disks

@article{Moromartin2007ExtraSolarKB,
  title={Extra-Solar Kuiper Belt Dust Disks},
  author={Amaya Moro-martin and Mark C. Wyatt and Renu Malhotra and David E. Trilling},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  year={2007}
}
The dust disks observed around mature stars are evidence that plantesimals are present in these systems on spatial scales that are similar to that of the asteroids and the KBOs in the Solar System. These dust disks (a.k.a. ``debris disks'') present a wide range of sizes, morphologies and properties. It is inferred that their dust mass declines with time as the dust-producing planetesimals get depleted, and that this decline can be punctuated by large spikes that are produced as a result of… 

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