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Record 36 of 8779
Evolution and detectability of comet clouds during post-main-sequence stellar evolution
External Online Source: doi:10.1038/345305a0
Author and Affiliation:
Stern, S. Alan(Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, United States)
Brandt, John C.(Colorado, University, Boulder, United States)
Shull, J. Michael(Colorado, University)
Abstract: The destruction of volatile-rich comet disks and Oort-type clouds around luminous post-main-sequence stars is modeled. The models are in agreement with several aspects of existing observations of water and complex molecules in the envelopes of giant and supergiant stars. If confirmed, these results would establish the common existence of Oort-type clouds around other stars and would constitute indirect evidence for sites of past planetary formation.
Publication Date: May 24, 1990
Document ID:
19900050274
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 90A37329
Subject Category: ASTROPHYSICS
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Nature (ISSN 0028-0836); 345; 305-308
Publisher Information: United Kingdom
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Colorado Univ.; Boulder, CO, United States
Joint Inst. for Lab. Astrophysics; Boulder, CO, United States
Description: 4p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: COMETS; MAIN SEQUENCE STARS; STELLAR EVOLUTION; GIANT STARS; OORT CLOUD; STELLAR ENVELOPES; STELLAR LUMINOSITY; WATER MASERS
Imprint And Other Notes: Nature (ISSN 0028-0836), vol. 345, May 24, 1990, p. 305-308. Research supported by NASA.
Miscellaneous Notes: Research supported by NASA
Availability Source: Other Sources
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