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The Stellar Cusp around the Supermassive Black Hole in the Galactic Center
We analyze deep near-IR adaptive optics imaging (taken with NAOS/CONICA on the Very Large Telescope at the European Southern Observatory, Chile), as well as new proper-motion data of the nuclear starExpand
A star in a 15.2-year orbit around the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way
Ten years of high-resolution astrometric imaging allow us to trace two-thirds of the orbit of the star currently closest to the compact radio source (and massive black-hole candidate) Sagittarius A* and show that the star is on a bound, highly elliptical keplerian orbit around Sgr A*. Expand
We present new observations of the nuclear star cluster in the central parsec of the Galaxy with the adaptive optics assisted, integral field spectrograph SINFONI on the ESO/VLT. Our work allows theExpand
Evidence for Warped Disks of Young Stars in the Galactic Center
It is shown that half of the W-R/O stars are compatible with being members of a clockwise rotating system, which is compatible with a coherent structure such as stellar filaments, streams, small clusters or possibly a disk in a dissolving state. Expand
Transiting exoplanets from the CoRoT space mission VIII. CoRoT-7b: the first Super-Earth with measured radius
Aims. We report the discovery of very shallow (ΔF/F ≈ 3.4× 10 −4 ), periodic dips in the light curve of an active V = 11.7 G9V star observed by the CoRoT satellite, which we interpret as caused by aExpand
Near-infrared flares from accreting gas around the supermassive black hole at the Galactic Centre
High-resolution infrared observations of Sagittarius A* reveal ‘quiescent’ emission and several flares, and traces very energetic electrons or moderately hot gas within the innermost accretion region. Expand
A Giant Planet Imaged in the Disk of the Young Star β Pictoris
It is shown that the ~10-million-year-oldβ Pictoris system hosts a massive giant planet, β Pictoris b, located 8 to 15 astronomical units from the star, which confirms that gas giant planets form rapidly within disks and validates the use of disk structures as fingerprints of embedded planets. Expand
Performance of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Adaptive Optics Bonnette
ABSTRACT Extensive results from the commissioning phase of PUEO, the adaptive optics instrument adaptor for the Canada‐France‐Hawaii Telescope (CFHT), are presented and discussed. Analyses of moreExpand
The CoRoT-7 planetary system: two orbiting super-Earths
We report on an intensive observational campaign carried out with HARPS at the 3.6 m telescope at La Silla on the star CoRoT-7. Additional simultaneous photometric measurements carried out with theExpand
Transiting exoplanets from the CoRoT space mission . VI. CoRoT-Exo-3b: the first secure inhabitant of the brown-dwarf desert
Context. The CoRoT  space mission routinely provides high-precision photometric measurements of thousands of stars that have been continuously observed for months. Aims. The discovery andExpand