# Molecular Gas Clumps from the Destruction of Icy Bodies in the β Pictoris Debris Disk

@article{Dent2014MolecularGC,
title={Molecular Gas Clumps from the Destruction of Icy Bodies in the $\beta$ Pictoris Debris Disk},
author={William R. F. Dent and Mark C. Wyatt and Aki Roberge and Jean Augereau and Simon Casassus and Stuartt A. Corder and Jane Greaves and I. de Gregorio-Monsalvo and Antonio S. Hales and Alan P. Jackson and A. M. Hughes and Anne-Marie Lagrange and Brenda C. Matthews and David J. Wilner},
journal={Science},
year={2014},
volume={343},
pages={1490 - 1492}
}
One-Sided Story from Disk In young analogs of the solar system, the ongoing erosion of comets and nascent planets produces dusty debris that is eventually expelled by the host star. Gas should also be released in this process when volatile ices sublimate, but it is detected less often. Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array, Dent et al. (p. 1490, published online 6 March; see the Perspective by Brandeker) mapped a highly asymmetric disk of dust and carbon monoxide orbiting the… Expand
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