The planet companion around β Pictoris

Anne Marie Lagrange, Mickaël Bonnefoy, Gael Chauvin, Daniel Apai, David Ehrenreich, Anthony Boccaletti, Damien Gratadour, Daniel Rouan, David Mouillet, Sylvestre Lacour, Markus Kasper

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Abstract

The β Pic disk of dust and gas has been regarded as the prototype of young planetary systems since the 1980s and has revealed over the years an impressive amount of indirect signs pointing toward the presence of at least one giant planet. We present here the recently detected first giant planet around this star. We show how this planet could explain some very peculiar features of the star environment (disk, spectroscopic variability), and how it constrains the scenarios of planetary system formation (timescales, mechanisms).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Astrophysics of Planetary Systems
Subtitle of host publicationFormation, Structure, and Dynamical Evolution
EditorsAlessandro Sozzetti, Mario Lattanzi, Alan Boss
Pages60-63
Number of pages4
EditionS276
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
NumberS276
Volume6
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221

Keywords

  • Formation
  • High angular resolution
  • Planetary systems
  • Techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Lagrange, A. M., Bonnefoy, M., Chauvin, G., Apai, D., Ehrenreich, D., Boccaletti, A., Gratadour, D., Rouan, D., Mouillet, D., Lacour, S., & Kasper, M. (2010). The planet companion around β Pictoris. In A. Sozzetti, M. Lattanzi, & A. Boss (Eds.), The Astrophysics of Planetary Systems: Formation, Structure, and Dynamical Evolution (S276 ed., pp. 60-63). (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 6, No. S276). https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921311019946