Circumstellar dust

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Abstract from DBPedia
    Circumstellar dust is cosmic dust around a star. It can be in the form of a spherical shell or a disc, e.g. an accretion disk. Circumstellar dust can be responsible for significant extinction and is usually the source of an infrared excess for stars that have it. For some evolved stars on the asymptotic giant branch, the dust is composed of silicate emissions while others contain the presence of other dust component. According to a study, it is still uncertain whether the dust is a result of crystalline silicate or polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon. However, recent observations revealed that Vega-type stars display broad silicate emission. It is suggested that the circumstellar dust components can depend on the evolutionary stage of a star and is related to the changes in its physical conditions. The motion of circumstellar dust is governed by forces due to stellar gravity and radiation pressure. Circumstellar dust in the Solar System causes the zodiacal light.

    星周塵(Circumstellar dust)は、恒星の周りに存在する宇宙塵である。や降着円盤等の星周円盤を構成しうる。星周塵はや赤外超過の原因となり得る。 星周塵の運動は、恒星の重力と放射圧に支配されている。 太陽の星周塵は、黄道光の原因となる。

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