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The MACHO Project: Microlensing Results from 5.7 Years of Large Magellanic Cloud Observations
We report on our search for microlensing toward the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). Analysis of 5.7 yr of photometry on 11.9 million stars in the LMC reveals 13-17 microlensing events. A detailed
The MACHO Project Large Magellanic Cloud Microlensing Results from the First Two Years and the Nature of the Galactic Dark Halo
The MACHO Project is a search for dark matter in the form of massive compact halo objects (MACHOs). Photometric monitoring of millions of stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), Small Magellanic
Wide-Field InfrarRed Survey Telescope-Astrophysics Focused Telescope Assets WFIRST-AFTA 2015 Report
This report describes the 2014 study by the Science Definition Team (SDT) of the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission. It is a space observatory that will address the most compelling
Chemical evolution of the Galactic bulge as traced by microlensed dwarf and subgiant stars - V. Evidence for a wide age distribution and a complex MDF
Based on high-resolution spectra obtained during gravitational microlensing events we present a detailed elemental abundance analysis of 32 dwarf and subgiant stars in the Galactic bulge. Combined
One or more bound planets per Milky Way star from microlensing observations
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It is concluded that stars are orbited by planets as a rule, rather than the exception, and that of stars host Jupiter-mass planets 0.5–10 au (Sun–Earth distance) from their stars.
The Macho Project: 45 Candidate Microlensing Events from the First Year Galactic Bulge Data
We report the detection of 45 candidate microlensing events in fields toward the Galactic bulge. These come from the analysis of 24 fields containing 12.6 million stars observed for 190 days in 1993.
Unbound or distant planetary mass population detected by gravitational microlensing
  • T. K. D. P. I. A. F. C. S. A. K. J. B. Y. P. M. A. W. Sumi Kamiya Bennett Bond Abe Botzler Fukui Furusaw, T. Sumi, +38 authors K. Ulaczyk
  • Physics, Medicine
    Nature
  • 1 May 2011
TLDR
The discovery of a population of unbound or distant Jupiter-mass objects is reported, which are almost twice as common as main-sequence stars, based on two years of gravitational microlensing survey observations towards the Galactic Bulge.
Discovery of a cool planet of 5.5 Earth masses through gravitational microlensing
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The detection of a cool, sub-Neptune-mass planets may be more common than gas giant planets, as predicted by the core accretion theory, and is suggested to name OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb, indicating a planetary mass companion to the lens star of the microlensing event.
The MACHO Project: Microlensing Optical Depth Toward the Galactic Bulge from Difference Image Analysis
We present the microlensing optical depth toward the Galactic bulge based on the detection of 99 events found in our Difference Image Analysis (DIA) survey. This analysis encompasses 3 yr of data,
The MACHO Project Large Magellanic Cloud Variable Star Inventory. XI. Frequency Analysis of the Fundamental-Mode RR Lyrae Stars
We have frequency-analyzed 6391 variables classified earlier as fundamental-mode RR Lyrae (RR0) stars in the MACHO database on the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The overwhelming majority (i.e., 96%)
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