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SDSS-III: MASSIVE SPECTROSCOPIC SURVEYS OF THE DISTANT UNIVERSE, THE MILKY WAY, AND EXTRA-SOLAR PLANETARY SYSTEMS
Building on the legacy of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-I and II), SDSS-III is a program of four spectroscopic surveys on three scientific themes: dark energy and cosmological parameters, theExpand
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Black Hole Masses and Eddington Ratios at 0.3 < z < 4
We study the distribution of Eddington luminosity ratios, Lbol/LEdd, of active galactic nuclei (AGNs) discovered in the AGN and Galaxy Evolution Survey (AGES). We combine Hβ, Mg II, and C IV lineExpand
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REDDENING AND EXTINCTION TOWARD THE GALACTIC BULGE FROM OGLE-III: THE INNER MILKY WAY'S RV ∼ 2.5 EXTINCTION CURVE*
We combine VI photometry from OGLE-III with VISTA Variables in The Via Lactea survey and Two Micron All Sky Survey measurements of E(J ? Ks ) to resolve the longstanding problem of the non-standardExpand
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Discovering Planetary Systems through Gravitational Microlenses
Planetary systems of Galactic disk stars can be detected as microlenses of stars in the Galactic bulge. Planets in a solar-like system positioned half-way to the Galactic center should leave aExpand
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Resonant Enhancements In WIMP Capture By The Earth
The exact formulae for the capture of WIMPS (weakly interacting massive particles) by a massive body are derived. Capture by the earth is found to be significantly enhanced whenever the WIMP mass isExpand
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M Dwarfs from Hubble Space Telescope Star Counts. III. The Groth Strip
We analyze the disk M dwarfs found in 31 new fields observed with the Wide Field Camera 2 (WFC2) on the Hubble Space Telescope, together with the sample previously analyzed from 22 WFC2 fields andExpand
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A giant planet undergoing extreme-ultraviolet irradiation by its hot massive-star host
The amount of ultraviolet irradiation and ablation experienced by a planet depends strongly on the temperature of its host star. Of the thousands of extrasolar planets now known, only six have beenExpand
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A CLUSTER OF BLACK HOLES AT THE GALACTIC CENTER
If the stellar population of the bulge contains black holes formed in the final core collapse of ordinary stars with M 30 M☉, then about 25,000 stellar mass black holes should have migrated byExpand
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Stellar Contribution to the Galactic Bulge Microlensing Optical Depth
We estimate the optical depth to self-lensing by stars in the Galactic bulge using the Hubble Space Telescope star counts of Holtzman et al. and Zoccali et al. as extrapolated by Gould into the brownExpand
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Imaging the Forest of Lyman Limit Systems
We show that it is now possible to image optically thick $\lya$ clouds in fluorescent $\lya$ emission with a relatively long ($\sim 20 $hr) integration on a large ($\sim 10 $m) telescope. For a broadExpand
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