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2009 SIM Book

JPL will release a new soft-cover book, 'SIM Lite Astrometric Observatory,' in January 2009.
JPL released a new soft-cover book, "SIM Lite Astrometric Observatory," in January 2009. The contents can be downloaded below, or you may order a hard copy from Daryl.Victor@jpl.nasa.gov.


Full Book (5.8 MB)

Front material (includes executive summary)

Chapters:

Theme I: The Search for Habitable Worlds
  1. The Search for Habitable Worlds
  2. Young Planets and Star Formation
  3. Multiple-Planet Systems

Theme II: Dark Matter and the Assembly of Galaxies
  1. Dark Matter and the Assembly of Galaxies
  2. Masses of Compact Galactic Objects with Microlensing
  3. Luminosity-Independent Extragalactic Distances
  4. Formation History of the Milky Way

Theme III: Precision Stellar Astrophysics
  1. Precision Stellar Astrophysics
  2. Black Holes and Neutron Stars
  3. Milky Way Stars and Stellar Populations

Theme IV: Supermassive Black Holes and Quasars
  1. Supermassive Black Holes and Quasars
  2. Astrometric Reference Frame Science

Theme V: Charting the Uncharted Waters
  1. Charting the Uncharted Waters
  2. A General Observer Program
  3. SIM Lite Science Program

Theme VI: Project Technology Readiness
  1. Project Technology Readiness
  2. Observing with SIM Lite
  3. The Astrometric Error Budget
  4. Technology Program Accomplishments
  5. SIM Lite Flight System Design

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