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LSST: From Science Drivers to Reference Design and Anticipated Data Products
TLDR
The LSST design is driven by four main science themes: probing dark energy and dark matter, taking an inventory of the solar system, exploring the transient optical sky, and mapping the Milky Way.
A common mass scale for satellite galaxies of the Milky Way
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New measurements of the velocities of the stars in these galaxies are used to show that they are consistent with them having a common mass of about 107 within their central 300 parsecs, demonstrating that the faintest of the Milky Way satellites are the most dark-matter-dominated galaxies known.
LSST Science Book, Version 2.0
A survey that can cover the sky in optical bands over wide fields to faint magnitudes with a fast cadence will enable many of the exciting science opportunities of the next decade. The Large Synoptic
Bulgeless dwarf galaxies and dark matter cores from supernova-driven outflows
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Hydrodynamical simulations in a framework assuming the presence of CDM and a cosmological constant are reported in which the inhomogeneous interstellar medium is resolved and the analogues of dwarf galaxies—bulgeless and with shallow central dark-matter profiles—arise naturally in these simulations.
A New Milky Way Dwarf Galaxy in Ursa Major
In this Letter, we report the discovery of a new dwarf satellite to the Milky Way, located at (α2000, δ2000) = (15872, 5192) in the constellation of Ursa Major. This object was detected as an
High-Resolution Spectroscopy Of Extremely Metal-Poor Stars In The Least Evolved Galaxies: Ursa Major II And Coma Berenices
We present spectra of six metal-poor stars in two of the ultra-faint dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way (MW), Ursa Major II, and Coma Berenices obtained with the Keck/High Resolution Echelle
Hundreds of Milky Way Satellites? Luminosity Bias in the Satellite Luminosity Function
We correct the observed Milky Way satellite luminosity function for luminosity bias using published completeness limits for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey DR5. Assuming that the spatial distribution of
Forming disc galaxies in ΛCDM simulations
We used fully cosmological, high-resolution N-body + smooth particle hydrodynamic (SPH) simulations to follow the formation of disc galaxies with rotational velocities between 135 and 270km s -1 in a
A Faint New Milky Way Satellite in Bootes
We announce the discovery of a new satellite of the Milky Way in the constellation of Bootes at a distance of ~60 kpc. It was found in a systematic search for stellar overdensities in the north
A Complete Spectroscopic Survey of the Milky Way Satellite Segue 1: The Darkest Galaxy
We present the results of a comprehensive Keck/DEIMOS spectroscopic survey of the ultra-faint Milky Way satellite galaxy Segue 1. We have obtained velocity measurements for 98.2% of the stars within
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