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The authors describe relationships among infrastructure, student outcomes, and faculty satisfaction at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The model focuses on a developmental process that progresses from courses with some Web presence to those that are driven by ALN. Faculty receive support for on-line teaching in the form of release time for training(More)
The Kepler spacecraft is monitoring more than 150,000 stars for evidence of planets transiting those stars. We report the detection of two Saturn-size planets that transit the same Sun-like star, based on 7 months of Kepler observations. Their 19.2- and 38.9-day periods are presently increasing and decreasing at respective average rates of 4 and 39 minutes(More)
Citation Albrecht, Simon et al. " Obliquities of hot Jupiter host stars: Evidence for tidal interactions and primordial misalignments. The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. ABSTRACT We provide evidence that the obliquities of stars with close-in giant planets were initially(More)
The authors explore blended learning environments from metaphorical and generational perspectives. They suggest that the language of higher education reflects metaphors that evolve for the academy, faculty, and students. Generational markers for Mature, Baby­Boomer, Generation X, and Millennial student cohorts interact with blended learning satisfaction.(More)
The Kepler mission is monitoring the brightness of ~150,000 stars, searching for evidence of planetary transits. As part of the Hunt for Exomoons with Kepler (HEK) project, we report a planetary system with two confirmed planets and one candidate planet discovered with the publicly available data for KOI-872. Planet b transits the host star with a period(More)
Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. ABSTRACT We present the first secondary eclipse and phase curve observations(More)
Stellar-mass black holes are found in X-ray-emitting binary systems, where their mass can be determined from the dynamics of their companion stars. Models of stellar evolution have difficulty producing black holes in close binaries with masses more than ten times that of the Sun (>10; ref. 4), which is consistent with the fact that the most massive stellar(More)
We have conducted a deep (15 r 23), 20 night survey for transiting planets in the intermediate age (∼ 500 Myr) open cluster M37 (NGC 2099) using the Megacam wide-field mosaic CCD camera on the 6.5m Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT). In this paper we present a catalog and light curves for 1409 variable stars; 1395 (99%) of these are new discoveries. A(More)
We present precise, ∼ 1%, r-band relative photometry of the unusual solar system object (90377) Sedna. Our data consist of 143 data points taken over eight nights in October 2004 and January 2005. The RMS variability over the longest contiguous stretch of five nights of data spanning nine days is only ∼ 1.3%. This subset of data alone constrain the(More)