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Exploring the Full Stellar Population of the Upper Scorpius OB Association
We investigate the stellar population and star formation history of the Upper Scorpius OB association, the most nearby region of recent massive star formation, over the full stellar mass range from
The merger that led to the formation of the Milky Way’s inner stellar halo and thick disk
It is demonstrated that the inner halo of the Galaxy is dominated by debris from an object that at infall was slightly more massive than the Small Magellanic Cloud, and which the authors refer to as Gaia–Enceladus, which is in line with the results of galaxy formation simulations.
First light of SINFONI at the VLT
17 T he ESO STC recommended the construction of SINFONI (“Spectrograph for INtegral Field Observation in the Near-Infrared”) in October 1997. The instrument was conceived as the combination of an
The Gaia-ESO Public Spectroscopic Survey
The Gaia-ESO Public Spectroscopic Survey has begun and will obtain high quality spectroscopy of some 100000 Milky Way stars, in the field and in open clusters, down to magnitude 19, systematically ...
The mass of the young planet Beta Pictoris b through the astrometric motion of its host star
The young massive Jupiters discovered with high-contrast imaging1–4 provide a unique opportunity to study the formation and early evolution of gas giant planets. A key question is to what extent
Prospects for detection of detached double white dwarf binaries with Gaia, LSST and LISA
Double white dwarf (DWD) binaries are expected to be very common in the Milky Way, but their intrinsic faintness challenges the detection of these systems. Currently, only a few tens of detached DWDs
Unresolved stellar companions with Gaia DR2 astrometry
For stars with unresolved companions, motions of the centre of light and that of mass decouple, causing a single-source astrometric model to perform poorly. We show that such stars can be easily
Testing asteroseismology with Gaia DR2: hierarchical models of the Red Clump
Asteroseismology provides fundamental stellar parameters independent of distance, but subject to systematics under calibration. Gaia DR2 has provided parallaxes for a billion stars, which are offset