Stabilization of the disk around beta Pictoris by extremely carbon-rich gas.

@article{Roberge2006StabilizationOT,
  title={Stabilization of the disk around beta Pictoris by extremely carbon-rich gas.},
  author={Aki Roberge and P. Feldman and Alycia J. Weinberger and Magali Deleuil and J M Bouret},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={441 7094},
  pages={724-6}
}
The edge-on disk surrounding the nearby young star beta Pictoris is the archetype of 'debris disks', which are composed of dust and gas produced by collisions between--and evaporation of--planetesimals, analogues of Solar System comets and asteroids. These disks may provide insight into the formation and early evolution of terrestrial planets. Previous work… CONTINUE READING