A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name AOTVAL_ceiroa_2
Title Cold Disks around Nearby Stars. A Search for Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt analogues (DUNES: DUst disks around NEarby Stars)


DOI 10.5270/esa-zekggym
Author eiroa, c.
Description We plan to use the unique photometric capabilities provided by Herschel to perform a deep and systematic survey for faint, cold debris disks. We propose a sensitivity-limited Herschel Key Programme that aims at finding and characterizing faint exo-solar analogues to the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt in a statistical sample of 283 nearby main-sequence stars. Our sample is volume-limited (distances < 25 pc) and covers a decade in stellar mass from 0.2 to 2 solar masses (M- to A-type stars). This will provide an unprecedented lower limit to the fractional abundance of planetesimal systems, and act as a proxy to assess the presence of giant planets resembling the roles played by Neptune and Jupiter in the solar system. We will perform PACS and SPIRE photometric observations covering the wavelength range from 70 to 500 micron. PACS observations at 100 micron have been designed to detect the stellar photospheres down to the confusion noise with a signal to noise ratio at least 5. Observations in the other Herschel bands will allow us to characterize, model, and constrain the disks. As a result, it will be possible for us to reach fractional luminosities L(dust)-L(star) a few times 10^(-7), close to the EKB level in our solar system. The extensive and unique data set will allow us to address some fundamental questions related to exo-EKBs: - Dependence of planetesimal formation on stellar mass. - Collisional and dynamical evolution. - Correlation with planets. - Dust properties and size distribution. Herschel is the first and the only facility for the foreseeable future which is providing the observational capability required to successfully addressing the scientific case we are proposing. The outcome of this project has high science legacy and outreach values that will impact on studies related to planet formation and planetary systems.
Publication Analysis of the Herschel DEBRIS Sun-like star sample . Sibthorpe B. et al. . Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 475, Issue 3, p.3046-3064 . 475 . 10.1093\/mnras\/stx3188 . 2018MNRAS.475.3046S ,
A statistically significant lack of debris discs in medium separation binary systems . Yelverton Ben et al. . Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society . null . null . 2019MNRAS.488.3588Y ,
The Collisional Evolution of Debris Disks . Gáspár András et al. . The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 768, Issue 1, article id. 25, 29 pp. (2013). . 768 . 10.1088\/0004-637X\/768\/1\/25 . 2013ApJ...768...25G ,
Cold DUst around NEarby Stars (DUNES). First results. A resolved exo-Kuiper belt around the solar-like star ζ2 Ret . Eiroa C. et al. . Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 518, id.L131, 5 pp. . 518 . 10.1051\/0004-6361\/201014594 . 2010A&A...518L.131E ,
Is there really a debris disc around ζ2 Reticuli? . Faramaz V. et al. . Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 481, Issue 1, p.44-48 . 481 . 10.1093\/mnras\/sty2304 . 2018MNRAS.481...44F ,
Does the Presence of Planets Affect the Frequency and Properties of Extrasolar Kuiper Belts? Results from the Herschel Debris and Dunes Surveys . Moro-Martín A. et al. . The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 801, Issue 2, article id. 143, 28 pp. (2015). . 801 . 10.1088\/0004-637X\/801\/2\/143 . 2015ApJ...801..143M ,
Instrument PACS_PacsPhoto_point
Temporal Coverage 2009-09-11T18:51:39Z/2009-09-11T19:19:03Z
Version SPG v14.2.0
Mission Description Herschel was launched on 14 May 2009! It is the fourth 'cornerstone' mission in the ESA science programme. With a 3.5 m Cassegrain telescope it is the largest space telescope ever launched. It is performing photometry and spectroscopy in approximately the 55-671 µm range, bridging the gap between earlier infrared space missions and groundbased facilities.
Creator Contact https://support.cosmos.esa.int/herschel/
Date Published 2009-10-21T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009-10-21T00:00:00Z, AOTVAL_ceiroa_2, SPG v14.2.0. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-zekggym