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Astronomical Distance Determination in the Space Age: Secondary Distance Indicators

Czerny, B, Beaton, R, Bejger, M, Cackett, E, Dall Ora, M, Holanda, RFL, Jensen, JB, Jha, SW, Lusso, E, Minezaki, T, Risaliti, G, Salaris, M, Toonen, S and Yoshii, Y (2018) Astronomical Distance Determination in the Space Age: Secondary Distance Indicators. Space Science Reviews, 214 (1). ISSN 0038-6308

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Abstract

The formal division of the distance indicators into primary and secondary leads to difficulties in description of methods which can actually be used in two ways: with, and without the support of the other methods for scaling. Thus instead of concentrating on the scaling requirement we concentrate on all methods of distance determination to extragalactic sources which are designated, at least formally, to use for individual sources. Among those, the Supernovae Ia is clearly the leader due to its enormous success in determination of the expansion rate of the Universe. However, new methods are rapidly developing, and there is also a progress in more traditional methods. We give a general overview of the methods but we mostly concentrate on the most recent developments in each field, and future expectations. © 2018, The Author(s).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0201 Astronomical And Space Sciences
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Astrophysics Research Institute
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2018 12:14
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2018 12:14
DOI or Identification number: 10.1007/s11214-018-0466-9
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8361

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