Is the Young Star RZ Piscium Consuming Its Own (Planetary) Offspring?

  title={Is the Young Star RZ Piscium Consuming Its Own (Planetary) Offspring?},
  author={Kristina Punzi and Joel H. Kastner and Carl Melis and B. Zuckerman and Catherine A. Pilachowski and Lorene Gingerich and Tori Knapp},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
The erratically variable star RZ Piscium (RZ Psc) displays extreme optical dropout events and strikingly large excess infrared emission. To ascertain the evolutionary status of this intriguing star, we obtained observations of RZ Psc with the European Space Agency’s X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton), as well as high-resolution optical spectroscopy with the Hamilton Echelle on the Lick Shane 3 m telescope and with HIRES on the Keck I 10 m telescope. The optical spectroscopy data… 
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