WILL THE LARGE SYNOPTIC SURVEY TELESCOPE DETECT EXTRA-SOLAR PLANETESIMALS ENTERING THE SOLAR SYSTEM?

@article{Moromartin2009WILLTL,
  title={WILL THE LARGE SYNOPTIC SURVEY TELESCOPE DETECT EXTRA-SOLAR PLANETESIMALS ENTERING THE SOLAR SYSTEM?},
  author={Amaya Moro-martin and Edwin Lewis Turner and Abraham Loeb},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={704},
  pages={733 - 742}
}
Planetesimal formation is a common by-product of the star formation process. Taking the dynamical history of the solar system as a guideline—in which the planetesimal belts were heavily depleted due to gravitational perturbation with the giant planets—and assuming similar processes have taken place in other planetary systems, one would expect the interstellar space to be filled with extra-solar planetesimals. However, not a single one of these objects has been detected so far entering the solar… 

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