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Kepler-16: A Transiting Circumbinary Planet
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The detection of a planet whose orbit surrounds a pair of low-mass stars, comparable to Saturn in mass and size and on a nearly circular 229-day orbit around its two parent stars, suggests that the planet formed within a circumbinary disk. Expand
Spectroscopic Discovery of the Supernova 2003dh Associated with GRB 030329
We present early observations of the afterglow of GRB 030329 and the spectroscopic discovery of its associated supernova SN 2003dh. We obtained spectra of the afterglow of GRB 030329 each night fromExpand
A disintegrating minor planet transiting a white dwarf
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Observations of a white dwarf being transited by at least one, and probably several, disintegrating planetesimals are reported, providing further evidence that the pollution of white dwarfs by heavy elements might originate from disrupted rocky bodies such as asteroids and minor planets. Expand
THE MASS PROFILE OF THE GALAXY TO 80 kpc
The Hypervelocity Star Survey presents the currently largest sample of radial velocity measurements of halo stars out to 80 kpc. We apply spherical Jeans modeling to these data in order to derive theExpand
Hypervelocity Stars: Predicting the Spectrum of Ejection Velocities
The disruption of binary stars by the tidal field of the black hole in the Galactic center can produce the hypervelocity stars observed in the halo. We use numerical models to simulate the fullExpand
MMT HYPERVELOCITY STAR SURVEY. III. THE COMPLETE SURVEY
We describe our completed spectroscopic survey for unbound hypervelocity stars (HVSs) ejected from the Milky Way. Three new discoveries bring the total number of unbound late B-type stars to 21. WeExpand
A 12 MINUTE ORBITAL PERIOD DETACHED WHITE DWARF ECLIPSING BINARY
We have discovered a detached pair of white dwarfs (WDs) with a 12.75 minute orbital period and a 1315 km s{sup -1} radial velocity amplitude. We measure the full orbital parameters of the systemExpand
Discovery of an Unbound Hypervelocity Star in the Milky Way Halo
We have discovered a star, SDSS J090745.0+024507, leaving the Galaxy with a heliocentric radial velocity of 853 ± 12 km s-1, the largest velocity ever observed in the Milky Way halo. The star isExpand
The ELM Survey. VII. Orbital Properties of Low Mass White Dwarf Binaries
We present the discovery of 15 extremely low mass (5 < log{g} < 7) white dwarf candidates, 9 of which are in ultra-compact double-degenerate binaries. Our targeted ELM Survey sample now includes 76Expand
From shock breakout to peak and beyond: Extensive panchromatic observations of the type Ib supernova 2008D associated with swift x-ray transient 080109
We present extensive early photometric (ultraviolet through near-infrared) and spectroscopic (optical and near-infrared) data on supernova (SN) 2008D as well as X-ray data analysis on the associatedExpand
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