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Exoplanetary Scratchpad

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First red dwarf found with a circumstellar disk and the nearest planetforming disk. Also the first system where particle size in disk determined. Constraints on where planets could exist was recently published.

AU Microscopii System Web Pages

AU Microscopii System Artwork

AU Microscopii System In the News

Excess Infrared Detected by IRAS (1980s)

http://adsbit.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?bibcode=1983ApJS...53..643J

Hubble Observed Flare (1992)

article

Disk Imaged (Feb 2004)

http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/press/archive/pr0411.html http://www.solstation.com/stars/kalas04a.pdf
http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/press-releases/AU_Mic2-24-04.html
article
http://web.archive.org/web/20040304225305/http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/planets_common_040302.html http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa003&articleID=000D1E72-33E2-103D-B3E283414B7F0000 http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2004/02/26_dust.shtml

Disk observed by Hubble and Spitzer (2004)

http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/pr/2004/33/paper1.pdf http://www.astronomy.com/asy/default.aspx?c=a&id=2648 http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn6780

Disk Clumps Detected (2004)

http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/press-releases/Liu0804.html http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0408164 http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/planet_formation_040812.html

Sharper Images Obtained (Aug 2005)

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa003&articleID=000F1E16-226E-111D-941783414B7F4945 http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/planet_formation_040812.html

Dust Found to Be Light As Snow (Jan 2007)

http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2007/01/08_dust.shtml

Transit Detection Attempts (Apr 2007)

http://fr.arxiv.org/abs/0704.3584

Mini-Planet Embros Detected (Oct 2007)

http://www.rochester.edu/news/show.php?id=2993
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/071001_mm_planet_embryos.html

AU Microscopii System Fun Links

System Factoids

  • Sample Factoid
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AU Microscopii Star Factoids

  • Sample Factoid
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Planet b Factoids

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Map of AU Microscopii System

0.00 AU - AU Microscopii
x.xx AU - <periapsis/semi-major-axis/apapsis of sample planet>
x.xx AU - <habitability zone/stability zone/disk feature positions>

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