The Edgeworth-Kuiper debris disk

@article{Vitense2010TheED,
  title={The Edgeworth-Kuiper debris disk},
  author={Christian Vitense and Alexander V. Krivov and Torsten Lohne},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2010},
  volume={520}
}
The Edgeworth-Kuiper belt (EKB) and its presumed dusty debris is a natural reference for extrsolar debris disks. We re-analyze the current database of known transneptunian objects (TNOs) and employ a new algorithm to eliminate the inclination and the distance selection effects in the known TNO populations to derive expected parameters of the “true” EKB. Its estimated mass is MEKB = 0.12 M⊕, which is by a factor of ∼15 larger than the mass of the EKB objects detected so far. About a half of the… Expand
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