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LSST: From Science Drivers to Reference Design and Anticipated Data Products
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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. Expand
The luminosity function of the hot and cold Kuiper belt populations
We have performed an ecliptic survey of the Kuiper belt, with an areal coverage of 8.9 square degrees to a 50% limiting magnitude of r'_(Sloan) = 24.7, and have detected 88 Kuiper belt objects,Expand
Repetitive patterns in rapid optical variations in the nearby black-hole binary V404 Cygni
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The data show that optical oscillations on timescales of 100 seconds to 2.5 hours can occur at mass-accretion rates more than ten times lower than previously thought, suggesting that the accretion rate is not the critical parameter for inducing inner-disk instabilities. Expand
THE INFRARED LIGHT CURVE OF SN 2011fe IN M101 AND THE DISTANCE TO M101
We present near-infrared light curves of supernova (SN) 2011fe in M101, including 34 epochs in H band starting 14 days before maximum brightness in the B band. The light curve data were obtained withExpand
Planet Hunters: A Transiting Circumbinary Planet in a Quadruple Star System
We report the discovery and confirmation of a transiting circumbinary planet (PH1b) around KIC 4862625, an eclipsing binary in the Kepler field. The planet was discovered by volunteers searching theExpand
Volunteering Versus Work for Pay: Incentives and Tradeoffs in Crowdsourcing
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It is observed that performance by unpaid and paid workers can be compared in carefully designed tasks, that financial incentives can be used to trade quality for speed, and that the compensation system on Amazon Mechanical Turk creates particular indirect incentives for workers. Expand
PROPERTIES OF THE DISTANT KUIPER BELT: RESULTS FROM THE PALOMAR DISTANT SOLAR SYSTEM SURVEY
We present the results of a wide-field survey using the 1.2 m Samuel Oschin Telescope at Palomar Observatory. This survey was designed to find the most distant members of the Kuiper Belt and beyond.Expand
Col-OSSOS: Colors of the Interstellar Planetesimal 1I/‘Oumuamua
The recent discovery by Pan-STARRS1 of 1I/2017 U1 (`Oumuamua), on an unbound and hyperbolic orbit, offers a rare opportunity to explore the planetary formation processes of other stars, and theExpand
An Oort cloud origin for the high-inclination, high-perihelion Centaurs
We analyse the origin of three Centaurs with perihelia in the range 15 AU to 30 AU, inclinations above 70 ◦ and semi-major axes shorter than 100 AU. Based on long-term numerical simulations weExpand
Reassessing the formation of the inner Oort cloud in an embedded star cluster
We re-examine the formation of the inner Oort comet cloud while the Sun was in its birth cluster with the aid of numerical simulations. This work is a continuation of an earlier study (Brasser, R.,Expand
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