This exact day 15 years ago we published a paper that became a setting stone for our long-lasting project…
An international team of astronomers within the Araucaria Project measured the distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) with an exceptional accuracy of 1%.
Carina distance from near-infrared photometry of RR Lyrae stars.
LMC distance determined with the accuracy of 2% using binary systems composed of giants.
SMC distance determined with the accuracy of 3% using binary systems composed of giants.