The Nearby, Young, Argus Association: Membership, Age, and Dusty Debris Disks

  title={The Nearby, Young, Argus Association: Membership, Age, and Dusty Debris Disks},
  author={B. Zuckerman},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  • B. Zuckerman
  • Published 5 November 2018
  • Geology, Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
The reality of a field Argus Association has been doubted in some papers in the literature. We apply Gaia DR2 data to stars previously suggested to be Argus members and conclude that a true association exists with age 40–50 Myr and containing many stars within 100 pc of Earth; β Leo and 49 Cet are two especially interesting members. Based on youth and proximity to Earth, Argus is one of the better nearby moving groups to target in direct imaging programs for dusty debris disks and young planets… 

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