Using ILOTs to reveal extended extra-solar Kuiper belt objects (January 2016b)

Written by Noam Soker on . Posted in News

Ealeal Bear and I suggested that in the rare case of an Intermediate-Luminosity Optical Transient (ILOTs) event, evaporation of extra-solar Kuiper belt objects at distances of d~500 – 10000AU from the ILOT can be detected.  (paper posted on the arXiv.)