Astrophysics (index)

Debris Disk

(circumstellar disk of dust and debris around a star)

A Debris Disk is a Circumstellar Disk of Dust and debris around a fully formed star as opposed to a Protoplanetary Disk of gas around a Protostar or new star. The debris is typically from planet and Planetoid collisions.


Referenced by:
Circumstellar Disk
HR 8799