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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 characterize the star KOI 961, an M dwarf with transit signals(More)
The Chandra Orion Ultradeep Project (COUP) provides the most comprehensive dataset ever acquired on the X-ray emission of pre-main sequence stars. In this paper, we study the nearly 600 X-ray sources that can be reliably identified with optically well characterized T Tauri stars (TTS) in the Orion Nebula Cluster. With a detection limit of L X,min ∼ 10 27.3(More)
We present rotation periods for the solar-type primary stars in 13 close (a 5 AU) single-lined spectroscopic binaries with known orbital periods (P) and eccentricities (e). All binaries are members of the open clusters M35 (NGC2168; ∼ 150 Myr) and M34 (NGC1039; ∼ 250 Myr). The binary orbital parameters and the rotation periods of the primary stars were(More)
The Open University's repository of research publications and other research outputs SDSS-III: massive spectroscopic surveys of the distant universe, the Milky Way, and extra-solar planetary systems Journal Article Eisenstein et al. ABSTRACT Building on the legacy of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-I and II), SDSS-III is a program of four spectroscopic(More)
We present the Sloan Low-mass Wide Pairs of Kinematically Equivalent Stars (SLoWPoKES), a catalog of 1342 very-wide (projected separation 500 AU), low-mass (at least one mid-K – mid-M dwarf component) common proper motion pairs identified from astrometry, photometry, and proper motions in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. A Monte Carlo based Galactic model is(More)
We present a photometric and spectroscopic study of the blue straggler S 1082 in the open cluster M 67. Our observations confirm the previously reported 1.07 day eclipse light curve and the absence of large radial-velocity variations of the narrow-lined star. However, we find two more spectral components which do vary on the 1.07 day period. We conclude(More)
We re-analyze all archival Chandra/ACIS observations of the Orion Nebula Cluster (ONC) to study the X-ray properties of a large sample of pre–main-sequence (PMS) stars with optically determined rotation periods. Our goal is to elucidate the origins of X-rays in PMS stars by seeking out connections between the X-rays and the mechanisms most likely driving(More)
Close pre–main-sequence binary stars are expected to clear central holes in their protoplanetary disks, but the extent to which material can flow from the circumbinary disk across the gap onto the individual circumstellar disks has been unclear. In binaries with eccentric orbits, periodic perturbation of the outer disk is predicted to induce mass flow(More)
Brown dwarfs are considered to be 'failed stars' in the sense that they are born with masses between the least massive stars (0.072 solar masses, M(o)) and the most massive planets (approximately 0.013M(o)); they therefore serve as a critical link in our understanding of the formation of both stars and planets. Even the most fundamental physical properties(More)