Origins of Solar System Dust beyond Jupiter

  title={Origins of Solar System Dust beyond Jupiter},
  author={Markus Landgraf and J.-c. Liou and Herbert A. Zook and E. Gr{\"u}n},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  pages={2857 - 2861}
The measurements of cosmic interplanetary dust by the instruments on board the Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft contain the dynamical signature of dust generated by Edgeworth-Kuiper belt objects, as well as short-period Oort cloud comets and short-period Jupiter-family comets. While the dust concentration detected between Jupiter and Saturn is mainly due to the cometary components, the dust outside Saturn's orbit is dominated by grains originating from the Edgeworth-Kuiper belt. In order to sustain… 

Cassini/Cosmic Dust Analyzer in situ dust measurements between Jupiter and Saturn

[1] We report an analysis of the Cosmic Dust Analyzer data obtained during the interplanetary cruise of the Cassini spacecraft between Jupiter and Saturn. The data cover the time period between the

Ice sublimation of dust particles and their detection in the outer solar system

The flux of interplanetary dust beyond the Jupiter’s orbit, which supposedly originates from Edgeworth-Kuiper belt, has been measured in situ by instruments on board Voyager and Pioneer spacecraft.

Constraining the Solar System's Debris Disk with In Situ New Horizons Measurements from the Edgeworth–Kuiper Belt

The solar system currently possesses two remnant debris disks leftover from the planetary formation era in the form of the asteroid belt and the Edgeworth–Kuiper Belt (EKB). Similar to other stellar

The contribution of Centaur-emitted dust to the interplanetary dust distribution

  • A. Poppe
  • Physics, Geology
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • 2019
Interplanetary dust grains originate from a variety of source bodies, including comets, asteroids, and Edgeworth–Kuiper belt objects. Centaurs, generally defined as those objects with orbits that


Debris disks are thought to be sculptured by neighboring planets. The same is true for the Edgeworth–Kuiper debris disk, yet no direct observational evidence for signatures of giant planets in the

On the Edgeworth‐Kuiper Belt dust flux to Saturn

Dust grains originating from the Edgeworth‐Kuiper Belt (EKB) are believed to be the dominant species of dust in the outer solar system. These grains, evolving inward from the EKB under the influence

Constraints on the Kuiper belt dust in the outer Solar System

The Edgeworth-Kuiper belt (EKB) and its presumed dusty debris are a natural reference for extrasolar debris disks. The dust in the EKB cannot be seen directly due to the strong foreground emission of

The Cassini Cosmic Dust Analyzer

The Cassini-Huygens Cosmic Dust Analyzer (CDA) is intended to provide direct observations of dust grains with masses between 10−19 and 10−9 kg in interplanetary space and in the jovian and saturnian

Debris discs and comet populations around Sun-like stars: the Solar system in context

Numerous nearby FGK dwarfs possess discs of debris generated by collisions among comets. Here, we fit the levels of dusty excess observed by Spitzer at 70 μm and show that they form a rather smooth



Discovery of Jovian dust streams and interstellar grains by the Ulysses spacecraft

ON 8 February 1992, the Ulysses spacecraft flew by Jupiter at a distance of 5.4 AU from the Sun. During the encounter, the spacecraft was deflected into a new orbit, inclined at about 80° to the

Micron‐sized dust particles detected in the outer solar system by the Voyager 1 and 2 plasma wave instruments

During the Voyager 1 and 2 flybys of the outer planets it has been demonstrated that the plasma wave instrument can detect small dust particles striking the spacecraft. In this paper, we examine the

Dust from short-period comet P/Schwassmann–Wachmann 1 and replenishment of the interplanetary dust cloud

IF the current abundance of interplanetary dust is representative of its long-term value1, there must be a source of dust replenishing the ∼107 g s–1 (mostly in the form of particles of 10–4 to 1 g)

Signatures of the Giant Planets Imprinted on the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt Dust Disk

One method to detect extrasolar planetary systems is to deduce the perturbations of planets on the observed circumstellar dust disks. Our solar system, with its known configuration of planets,

Two years of Ulysses dust data

Properties of Model Comae around Kuiper Belt and Centaur Objects

The cometary activity of Chiron inspires us to investigate observable lifetimes of hypothetical dust particles around large, distant Centaur and Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs). Our model computes dust

Aspects of the mass distribution of interstellar dust grains in the solar system from in situ measurements

The in situ detection of interstellar dust grains in the solar system by the dust instruments on-board the Ulysses and Galileo spacecraft as well as the recent measurements of hyperbolic radar

The contribution of cometary dust to the zodiacal cloud

Three years of Galileo dust data

Collisional balance of the meteoritic complex