Large Magellanic Cloud Cepheid Standards Provide a 1% Foundation for the Determination of the Hubble Constant and Stronger Evidence for Physics beyond ΛCDM

@article{Riess2019LargeMC,
  title={Large Magellanic Cloud Cepheid Standards Provide a 1% Foundation for the Determination of the Hubble Constant and Stronger Evidence for Physics beyond ΛCDM},
  author={A. Riess and S. Casertano and W. Yuan and L. Macri and D. Scolnic},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2019},
  volume={876},
  pages={85}
}
  • A. Riess, S. Casertano, +2 authors D. Scolnic
  • Published 2019
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • We present an improved determination of the Hubble constant (H0) from Hubble Space Telescope (HST) observations of 70 long-period Cepheids in the Large Magellanic Cloud. These were obtained with the same WFC3 photometric system used to measure Cepheids in the hosts of Type Ia supernovae. Gyroscopic control of HST was employed to reduce overheads while collecting a large sample of widely-separated Cepheids. The Cepheid Period-Luminosity relation provides a zeropoint-free link with 0.4% precision… CONTINUE READING
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