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Disintegrating Rocky Exoplanets

By SpaceRef Editor
August 3, 2017
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Rik van Lieshout, Saul Rappaport
(Submitted on 2 Aug 2017)

We discuss a new class of exoplanets that appear to be emitting a tail of dusty effluents. These disintegrating planets are found close to their host stars and have very hot, and likely molten, surfaces. The properties of the dust should provide a direct probe of the constituent material of these rocky bodies.

Comments:    Invited review. 13 pages, 8 figures, 2 table. Comments welcome
Subjects:    Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
Cite as:    arXiv:1708.00633 [astro-ph.EP] (or arXiv:1708.00633v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)
Submission history
From: Rik van Lieshout 
[v1] Wed, 2 Aug 2017 08:13:00 GMT (1584kb,D)

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