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2020ApJ...889...47D - Astrophys. J., 889, 47-47 (2020/January-3)

Debris disks in multiplanet systems: are our inferences compromised by unseen planet's?

DONG J., DAWSON R.I., SHANNON A. and MORRISON S.

Abstract (from CDS):

Resolved debris disk features (e.g., warps, offsets, edges and gaps, azimuthal asymmetries, radially thickened rings, scale heights) contain valuable information about the underlying planetary systems, such as the posited planet's mass, semimajor axis, and other orbital parameters. Most existing models assume a single planet is sculpting the disk feature, but recent observations of mature planetary systems (e.g., by radial velocity surveys or Kepler) have revealed that many planets reside in multiplanet systems. Here we investigate if/how planet properties inferred from single-planet models are compromised when multiple planets reside in the system. For each disk feature, we build a two-planet model that includes a planet b with fixed parameters and a planet c with a full range of possible parameters. We investigate these two-planet systems and summarize the configurations for which assuming a single planet (i.e., planet b) leads to significantly flawed inferences of that planet's properties. We find that although disk features are usually primarily dominated by a single planet, when using single-planet models, we are at risk of misinterpreting planet properties by orders of magnitude in extreme cases. Specifically, we are at high risk of misinterpreting planet properties from disk warps; at moderate risk from disk edges and gaps, radially thickened rings, and scale height features; and at low risk from host star-disk center offsets and azimuthal asymmetries. We summarize situations where we can infer the need to use a multiplanet model instead of a single-planet one from disk morphology dissimilarities.

Abstract Copyright: © 2020. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Journal keyword(s): Debris disks - Circumstellar matter

Simbad objects: 10

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