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LSST Science Book, Version 2.0
A survey that can cover the sky in optical bands over wide fields to faint magnitudes with a fast cadence will enable many of the exciting science opportunities of the next decade. The Large Synoptic
Twelve lines of evidence bearing on the determination of the distance to the Crab nebula and NP 0532 are discussed. Some of these depend on the dynamics of the nebular expansion, some on physical
Motions and Structure of the Filamentary Envelope of the Crab Nebula
Proper motions have been measured for 132 line-emitting filaments in the Crab Nebula on direct plates taken with the 100 and 200-inch telescopes. These motions, if assumed constant and extrapolated
A Chandra Search for Coronal X Rays from the Cool White Dwarf GD 356
We report observations with the Chandra X-ray Observatory of the single, cool, magnetic white dwarf GD 356. For consistent comparison with other X-ray observations of single white dwarfs, we also
Existence and Nature of Dark Matter in the Universe
This chapter discusses the detection of nonluminous matter from its gravitational effects from studies of astrometric and single-line spectroscopic binaries and the results were taken much more seriously by contemporary and succeeding astronomers than the results of Oort and Zwicky.
Measurements of Newton's gravitational constant and the length of day
About a dozen measurements of Newton's gravitational constant, G, since 1962 have yielded values that differ by far more than their reported random plus systematic errors. We find that these values
The distributions of binary system mass ratios: a less biased sample
5 :1§9:0_|vF\i|§A_s_. 255.q. 75+. Mon. Not. R. astr. Soc. (1990) 242, 79-87 The distributions of binary system mass ratios: a less biased sample Virginia Trimble Astronomy Program, University of
Science-Driven Optimization of the LSST Observing Strategy
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope is designed to provide an unprecedented optical imaging dataset that will support investigations of our Solar System, Galaxy and Universe, across half the sky and
Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics (2nd edn) and Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology: An Introduction
Here are two textbooks, both published by Springer and each roughly half devoted to cosmology?the large scale structure and evolution of the Universe. I can imagine a context (not the same context)