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The WASP Project and the SuperWASP Cameras
The SuperWASP cameras are wide‐field imaging systems at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands, and at the Sutherland Station of the South African…
An Extremely Luminous Panchromatic Outburst from the Nucleus of a Distant Galaxy
Multiwavelength observations of a unique γ-ray–selected transient detected by the Swift satellite, accompanied by bright emission across the electromagnetic spectrum, and whose properties are unlike any previously observed source are presented.
WASP-12b: THE HOTTEST TRANSITING EXTRASOLAR PLANET YET DISCOVERED
The planet has an equilibrium temperature of T eq = 2516 K caused by its very short period orbit around the hot, twelfth magnitude host star and has the largest radius of any transiting planet yet detected.
An orbital period of 0.94 days for the hot-Jupiter planet WASP-18b
Either WASP-18 is in a rare, exceptionally short-lived state, or the tidal dissipation in this system (and possibly other hot-Jupiter systems) must be much weaker than in the Solar System.
The coronal X-ray - age relation and its implications for the evaporation of exoplanets
We study the relationship between coronal X-ray emission and stellar age for late-type stars, and the variation of this relationship with spectral type. We select 717 stars from 13 open clusters and…
WASP-19b: THE SHORTEST PERIOD TRANSITING EXOPLANET YET DISCOVERED
We report on the discovery of a new extremely short period transiting extrasolar planet, WASP-19b. The planet has mass Mpl = 1.15 ± 0.08 MJ, radius Rpl = 1.31 ± 0.06 RJ, and orbital period P =…
The PLATO 2.0 mission
PLATO 2.0 has recently been selected for ESA’s M3 launch opportunity (2022/24). Providing accurate key planet parameters (radius, mass, density and age) in statistical numbers, it addresses…
A radio-pulsing white dwarf binary star
The discovery is reported of a white dwarf/cool star binary that emits from X-ray to radio wavelengths and the spin-down power is an order of magnitude larger than that seen in electromagnetic radiation, which suggests that AR Sco is primarily spin-powered.
WASP-1b and WASP-2b: Two new transiting exoplanets detected with SuperWASP and SOPHIE
Using the newly commissioned radial-velocity spectrograph SOPHIE at the Observatoire de Haute-Provence, it is found that WasP-1b and WASP-2b exhibit reflex orbital radial-VELocity variations with amplitudes characteristic of planetary-mass companions and in-phase with the photometric orbits.
The Genome of S-PM2, a “Photosynthetic” T4-Type Bacteriophage That Infects Marine Synechococcus Strains
The analysis of the S- PM2 genome suggests that many of the unknown S-PM2 functions may be involved in the adaptation of the metabolism of the host cell to the requirements of phage infection.