The Transit Light Curve of an Exozodiacal Dust Cloud

@article{Stark2011TheTL,
  title={The Transit Light Curve of an Exozodiacal Dust Cloud},
  author={Christopher C. Stark},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={142},
  pages={123}
}
  • C. Stark
  • Published 5 August 2011
  • Physics
  • The Astronomical Journal
Planets embedded within debris disks gravitationally perturb nearby dust and can create clumpy, azimuthally asymmetric circumstellar ring structures that rotate in lock with the planet. The Earth creates one such structure in the solar zodiacal dust cloud. In an edge-on system, the dust "clumps" periodically pass in front of the star as the planet orbits, occulting and forward-scattering starlight. In this paper, we predict the shape and magnitude of the corresponding transit signal. To do so… Expand

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