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Paper: Kuiper Belt Dust: Spatial Distribution and Spectral Energy Distribution
Volume: 324, Debris Disks and the Formation of Planets: A Symposium in Memory of Fred Gillett
Page: 274
Authors: Moro-Martin, A.; Malhotra, R.
Abstract: The dust produced in the Kuiper Belt (KB) spreads throughout the Solar System forming a dust disk. We numerically model the orbital evolution of KB dust and estimate its equilibrium spatial distribution and its brightness and spectral energy distributions (SED). We show that the presence of planets modifies the shape of the SED. We point out that there are inherent uncertainties in the prediction of structure in the dust disk, owing to the chaotic dynamics of dust orbital evolution imposed by resonant gravitational perturbations of the planets.
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