PI: Carl Melis, UC San Diego, email@example.com
Address: Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences, 9500 Gilman Drive, Code 0424, La Jolla, CA, 92093-0424, USA
CoI: Ben Zuckerman, UC Los Angeles
CoI: Inseok Song, University of Georgia
CoI: Joseph Rhee, Cal State Pomona
Title: The Amazing Disappearing Disk
Abstract: We have identified a nearby young star that went from hosting a densely populated dust disk in its terrestrial planet zone to hosting a meager warm dust disk in the period of one to two years. The cause of this depletion event is not known, but continued monitoring of the star can help identify the mechanism responsible for this rapid clearing of its inner dusty disk. We propose a T-ReCS measurement of the source to monitor its mid-infrared flux level.
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