Structure and composition of the Beta Pictoris disc

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Structure and composition of the Beta Pictoris disc

Post by Lazarus on 19th September 2012, 1:40 pm

The Mineralogy and Structure of the Inner Debris Disk of β Pictoris

The distribution of various silicates in the Beta Pictoris disc, and also possible observation of Keplerian motion of a dust clump at ~52 AU to the southwest of the star.

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Re: Structure and composition of the Beta Pictoris disc

Post by Lazarus on 3rd October 2012, 2:00 pm

SpaceRef: Olivine Crystals Found in Nearby Planetary System Surrounding Beta Pictoris

Herschel detection of olivine at Beta Pictoris, implies radial mixing of the debris disc.

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Re: Structure and composition of the Beta Pictoris disc

Post by Lazarus on 13th November 2012, 5:50 pm

...and here's the paper associated with that news release

Comet-like mineralogy of olivine crystals in an extrasolar proto-Kuiper belt
http://arxiv.org/abs/1211.2626

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