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Paper: A Search in the COBE Data for Resonant Structure in the Kuiper Disk
Volume: 324, Debris Disks and the Formation of Planets: A Symposium in Memory of Fred Gillett
Page: 271
Authors: Holmes, E.K.; Dermott, S.F.; Grogan, K.
Abstract: We conduct an observational search in the 60 μm COBE DIRBE data for the Kuiper disk, which is predicted to be, at most, a few percent of the brightness of the zodiacal cloud. By removing emission due to the background zodiacal cloud and the dust bands, we expect to see the trailing/leading signature of Earth's resonant ring. However, when subtracted from the data, we find that none of the empirical background zodiacal cloud models give the ring residuals predicted by theory. We conclude that a dynamical two-component (both inner and outer) zodiacal cloud model must be created to complete the search.
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