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Astronomy & Astrophysics

Vol. 500, No. 1 (June II 2009)

The first 40 years

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Editorial
Volume 500, Issue 1: the A&A 40th anniversary special issue    p. E1
C. Bertout
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912466

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Toward mapping the spiral arm tracers - Commentary on: FitzGerald M. P., 1970, A&A, 4, 234    p. 11
J. Lequeux
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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912145

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The conjecture of the cosmic web - Commentary on: Zel'dovich Ya. B., 1970, A&A, 5, 84    p. 19
S. F. Shandarin and R. A. Sunyaev
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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912144

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The viscous circle: the first steps toward modeling Galactic binary X-ray sources - Commentary on: Pringle J. E. and Rees M. J., 1972, A&A, 21, 1    p. 31
S. N. Shore
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912146

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Accretion: the gold mine opens - Commentary on: Shakura N. I. and Sunyaev R. A., 1973, A&A, 24, 337    p. 53
A. King
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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912147

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Hogbom's CLEAN algorithm. Impact on astronomy and beyond - Commentary on: Högbom J. A., 1974, A&AS, 15, 417    p. 65
T. J. Cornwell
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912148

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The MARCS model atmosphere code's first publication - Commentary on: Gustafsson B., Bell R. A., Eriksson K., and Nordlund Å, 1975, A&A, 42, 407    p. 93
F. Allard
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912149

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The β-model of the intracluster medium - Commentary on: Cavaliere A. and Fusco-Femiano R., 1976, A&A, 49, 137    p. 103
M. Arnaud
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912150

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From distances to galaxy evolution and the dark matter problem - Commentary on: Tully R. B. and Fisher J. R., 1977, A&A, 54, 661    p. 119
F. Combes
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912152

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A lubricant for tidal friction - Commentary on: Zahn J.-P., 1977, A&A, 57, 383    p. 133
N. Langer
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912151

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Setting the radio astronomy flux density scale - Commentary on: Baars J. W. M., Genzel R., Pauliny-Toth I. I. K., et al., 1977, A&A, 61, 99    p. 143
K. I. Kellermann
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912153

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Chemical composition and evolution of irregular and blue compact galaxies. The dawn of a thirty year journey - Commentary on: Lequeux J., Peimbert M., Rayo J. F., et al., 1979, A&A, 80, 155    p. 157
M. Tosi
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912154

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Galactic interstellar extinction: Neckel & Klare view and beyond - Commentary on: Neckel Th. and Klare G., 1980, A&AS, 42, 251    p. 165
A. C. Robin
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912158

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Unveiling cosmic X-ray/γ-ray sources from their scattering screen - Commentary on: Sunyaev R. A. and Titarchuk L. G., 1980, A&A, 86, 121    p. 185
J. E. Grindlay
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912156

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The discovery of LINERs and a premonition that black holes are found in every galaxy - Comentary on: Heckman T. M., 1980, A&A, 87, 152    p. 201
G. Kauffmann
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912157

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The Paczyński-Wiita potential. A step-by-step “derivation” - Commentary on: Paczyński B. and Wiita P. J., 1980, A&A, 88, 23    p. 213
M. A. Abramowicz
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912155

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No new observations, no new theories, enduring scientific value - Commentary on: Kühr H., Witzel A., Pauliny-Toth I. I. K., and Nauber U., 1981, A&AS, 45, 367    p. 219
J. J. Condon
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912160

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Welcoming new players to the stage - Commentary on: Renzini A. and Voli M., 1981, A&A, 94, 175    p. 241
J. C. Lattanzio
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912159

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The 408 MHz all-sky survey - Commentary on: Haslam C. G. T., Salter C. J., Stoffel H., and Wilson W. E., 1982, A&AS, 47, 1    p. 245
R. Wielebinski
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912161

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Making infrared photometry accessible - Commentary on: Koornneef J., 1983, A&A, 128, 84    p. 257
M. S. Bessell
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912163

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Interstellar radiation and dust - Commentary on: Mathis J. S., Mezger P. G., and Panagia N., 1983, A&A, 128, 212    p. 277
A. P. Jones
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912162

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Identification of the “unidentified IR features” of interstellar dust - Commentary on: Léger A. and Puget J.-L., 1984, A&A, 137, L5    p. 283
C. M. Walmsley
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912164

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The ionization balance of a non-equilibrium plasma - Commentary on: Arnaud M. and Rothenflug R., 1985, A&AS, 60, 425    p. 299
G. J. Ferland
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912165

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X-ray emission spectrum of a hot plasma - Commentary on: Mewe R., Gronenschild E. H. B. M., and van den Oord G. H. J., 1985, A&AS, 62, 197    p. 311
J. C. Raymond
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912166

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The large and the small of interstellar dust - Commentary on: Désert F.-X., Boulanger F., and Puget J.-L., 1990, A&A, 237, 215    p. 335
A. G. G. M. Tielens
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912167

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The properties of G-dwarf multiple stars - Commentary on: Duquennoy A. and Mayor M., 1991, A&A, 248, 485    p. 377
P. Kroupa
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912168

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A golden age for stellar evolution and evolutionary grids - Commentary on: Schaller G., Schaerer D., Meynet G., and Maeder A., 1992, A&AS, 96, 269    p. 389
F. D'Antona
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912197

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Chemical composition and kinematics of Galactic disk stars - Commentary on: Edvardsson B., Andersen J., Gustafsson B., et al., 1993, A&A, 275, 101    p. 443
B. Barbuy and R. Cayrel
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912193

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The stellar clocks of galaxies - Commentary on: Bertelli G., Bressan A., Chiosi C., et al., 1994, A&AS, 106, 275; Girardi L., Bressan A., Bertelli G., Chiosi C., 2000, A&A, 141, 371    p. 457
G. Meynet
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912194

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X-ray scattering by interstellar dust grains as a diagnostic tool - Commentary on: Predehl P. and Schmitt J. H. M. M., 1995, A&A, 293, 889    p. 477
J. Trümper
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912198

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Modern astronomical surveys and the development of informatics - Commentary on: Bertin E. and Arnouts S., 1996, A&AS, 117, 393    p. 491
S. N. Shore
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912200

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Citation counts: trick or treat? - Commentary on: Kessler M. F., Steinz J. A., Anderegg M. E., et al., 1996, A&A, 315, L27    p. 499
H. J. Habing
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912199

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The Hipparcos catalog - Commentary on: Perryman M. A. C., Lindegren L., Kovalevsky J., et al., 1997, A&A, 323, L49    p. 505
F. van Leeuwen
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912202

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PEGASE: a UV to NIR spectral evolution model of galaxies - Commentary on: Fioc M. and Rocca-Volmerange B., 1997, A&A, 326, 950    p. 521
G. Bruzual A.
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912201

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How quasars and galaxies get to know each other - Commentary on: Silk J. and Rees M. J., 1998, A&A, 331, L1    p. 527
A. Ferrara
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912203

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Modeling stellar colors - Commentary on: Bessell M. S., Castelli F., and Plez B., 1998, A&A, 333, 231    p. 549
S. Arribas
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912205

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Ordinary stars matter! - Commentary on: Baraffe I., Chabrier G., Allard F., et al., 1998, A&A, 337, 403    p. 561
T. Guillot
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912204

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ROSAT's view of the X-ray sky - Commentary on: Voges W., Aschenbach B., Boller Th., et al., 1999, A&A, 349, 389    p. 581
M. G. Watson
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912206

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The Tycho-2 Catalogue: a reference for astrometry and photometry. Combining the most modern and the oldest astrometric data - Commentary on: Høg E., Fabricius C., Makarov V. V., et al., 2000, A&A, 355, L27    p. 587
C. Turon
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912207

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A decade of X-ray astronomy with XMM-Newton - Commentary on: Jansen F., Lumb D., Altieri B., et al., 2001, A&A, 365, L1; Strüder L., Briel U., Dennerl K., et al., 2001, A&A, 365, L18; Turner M. J. L., Abbey A., Arnaud M., et al., 2001, A&A, 365, L27    p. 595
M. Güdel
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912208

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Creating a legacy and learning about dark energy - Commentary on: Astier P., Guy J., Regnault N., et al., 2006, A&A, 447, 31    p. 615
B. Leibundgut
Published online: 15 June 2009
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912209






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Letters Editor-in-Chief: J. Alves
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