The research paper should be a review of a particular topic in connection with our Galaxy, other galaxies, or the interstellar medium. It will be due April 14. A penalty of 1/3 letter grade per day will be assessed for unexcused late submissions. Please send me your topic as soon as possible so I can let you know if the topic is acceptable and does not duplicate another student's choice. The paper should be written in Astrophysical Journal style with references, and it should include an introduction that summarizes the interest and importance of the topic and also previous work. There should also be an abstract summarizing the content. Graphics are encouraged. I have written a SAMPLE RESEARCH PAPER, together with ITS TEX FILE, as a guide. One flaw of the sample paper is that the introduction is too brief, without enough discussion of previous work.
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