Dusty circumstellar disks

Authors
Citation
B. Zuckerman, Dusty circumstellar disks, ANN R ASTRO, 39, 2001, pp. 549-580
Citations number
140
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Review
Categorie Soggetti
Space Sciences
Journal title
ANNUAL REVIEW OF ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
ISSN journal
0066-4146 → ACNP
Volume
39
Year of publication
2001
Pages
549 - 580
Database
ISI
SICI code
0066-4146(2001)39:<549:DCD>2.0.ZU;2-W
Abstract
Dusty circumstellar disks in orbit around main-sequence stars were discover ed in 1983 by the infrared astronomical satellite. It was the first time ma terial that was not another star had been seen in orbit around a main-seque nce star other than our Sun. Since that time, analyses of data from the inf rared astronomical satellite, the infrared space observatory, and ground-ba sed telescopes have enabled astronomers to paint a picture of dusty disks a round numerous main-sequence and post-main-sequence stars. This review desc ribes, primarily in an evolutionary framework, the properties of some dusty disks orbiting, first, pre-main-sequence stars, then main-sequence and pos t-main-sequence stars, and ending with white dwarfs.