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2011MNRAS.416.1965B - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 416, 1965-1970 (2011/September-3)

Mergerburst transients of brown dwarfs with exoplanets.


Abstract (from CDS):

We explore the properties of an optical transient event formed by the destruction of a planet by a brown dwarf (BD) – a BD–planet mergerburst. When a massive planet approaches a BD towards a merging process it will be tidally destroyed and will form an accretion disc around the BD. The viscosity in the disc sets the characteristic time for the event – several days. We suggest that BD–planet mergerburst events have light curves resembling those of other intermediate luminosity optical transient events, such as V838 Mon, but at shorter time-scales and lower luminosities. With the high percentage coverage of the sky, we expect that such events will be detected in the near future.

Abstract Copyright: 2011 The Authors Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society2011 RAS

Journal keyword(s): accretion, accretion discs - planet-star interactions - brown dwarfs - stars: flare

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