Tidal disruption of planetary bodies by white dwarfs – II. Debris disc structure and ejected interstellar asteroids

@article{Malamud2020TidalDO,
  title={Tidal disruption of planetary bodies by white dwarfs – II. Debris disc structure and ejected interstellar asteroids},
  author={Uri Malamud and Hagai B. Perets},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2020},
  volume={493},
  pages={129}
}
  • U. Malamud, H. Perets
  • Published 27 November 2019
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
We make use of a new hybrid method to simulate the long-term, multiple-orbit disc formation through tidal disruptions of rocky bodies by white dwarfs, at high-resolution and realistic semimajor axis. We perform the largest yet suite of simulations for dwarf and terrestrial planets, spanning four orders of magnitude in mass, various pericentre distances, and semimajor axes between 3 and 150 au. This large phase space of tidal disruption conditions has not been accessible through the use of… Expand
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