A distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud that is precise to one per cent

  title={A distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud that is precise to one per cent},
  author={G. Pietrzyński and D. Graczyk and A. Gallenne and W. Gieren and I. Thompson and B. Pilecki and P. Karczmarek and M. Gorski and K. Suchomska and M. Taormina and B. Zgirski and P. Wielg'orski and Z. Kołaczkowski and P. Konorski and S. Villanova and N. Nardetto and P. Kervella and F. Bresolin and R. Kudritzki and J. Storm and R. Smolec and W. Narloch},
  • G. Pietrzyński, D. Graczyk, +19 authors W. Narloch
  • Published 2019
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • In the era of precision cosmology, it is essential to determine the Hubble constant empirically with an accuracy of one per cent or better1. At present, the uncertainty on this constant is dominated by the uncertainty in the calibration of the Cepheid period–luminosity relationship2,3 (also known as the Leavitt law). The Large Magellanic Cloud has traditionally served as the best galaxy with which to calibrate Cepheid period–luminosity relations, and as a result has become the best anchor point… CONTINUE READING
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