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Exoplanetary Scratchpad

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Nearby star with one of the first detected circumstellar disks. Recently, it was surmised that this disk was caused by a collision between Pluto sized objects.

Vega System Web Pages

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Vega System In the News

Dust Disk Discovered by IRAS (1983)

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/releases/80s/release_1983_1035.html

Follow-Up Observations (1984-1994)

article (1984)

Dust Disc First Imaged by JACA (1998)

http://outreach.jach.hawaii.edu/pressroom/1998_vega/

Planet Detected With Disk Modelling (2000)

http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/~abstract/abstracts/S202P.html#abstract60 http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/gsfc/spacesci/origins/dustdisk.htm

Ring Arc Planet Announced(2002)

http://www.aas.org/publications/baas/v33n4/aas199/765.htm http://www.aas.org/publications/baas/v33n4/aas199/1140.htm

Clump Planet Announced (2002)

http://www.aas.org/publications/baas/v33n4/aas199/375.htm http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/cfa/ep/pressrel/wilner_aas02.html http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n0201/12vega/

Migrating Neptune Announced (2003)

http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0308253
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/mystery_monday_031208.html http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n0312/01vega/ http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa003&articleID=000551E9-B90B-1FCB-B90B83414B7F0183 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3251382.stm

Disk Caused By Plutonic Collision (Jan 2005)

http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2005/jan/HQ_05010_spitzer.html

Spitzer Images a Bigger Dust Disk (2005)

http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0504086 article

Vega's Bulge Discovered (2005)

http://space.com/scienceastronomy/060110_vega_cool.html

Vega System Fun Links

System Factoids

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Vega Star Factoids

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Planet b Factoids

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Map of Vega System

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