Debris Disks in Nearby Young Moving Groups in the ALMA Era

A. Kóspál, A. Moór

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Many members of nearby young moving groups exhibit infrared excess attributed to circumstellar debris dust, formed via erosion of planetesimals. With their proximity and well-dated ages, these groups are excellent laboratories for studying the early evolution of debris dust and of planetesimal belts. ALMA can spatially resolve the disk emission, revealing the location and extent of these belts, putting constraints on planetesimal evolution models, and allowing us to study planet-disk interactions. While the main trends of dust evolution in debris disks are well-known, there is almost no information on the evolution of gas. During the transition from protoplanetary to debris state, even the origin of gas is dubious. Here we review the exciting new results ALMA provided by observing young debris disks, and discuss possible future research directions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-188
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Publication statusPublished - 2015



  • circumstellar matter
  • planet-disk interactions
  • submillimeter: planetary systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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