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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
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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. Expand
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. Expand
Localization and broadband follow-up of the gravitational-wave transient GW150914
A gravitational-wave (GW) transient was identified in data recorded by the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors on 2015 September 14. The event, initiallyExpand
MACHO Alert 95-30: First Real-Time Observation of Extended Source Effects in Gravitational Microlensing
We present analysis of MACHO Alert 95-30, a dramatic gravitational microlensing event toward the Galactic bulge whose peak magnification departs significantly from the standard point-sourceExpand
Real-time difference imaging analysis of moa galactic bulge observations during 2000
We describe observations carried out by the MOA group of the Galactic bulge during 2000 that were designed to detect efficiently gravitational microlensing of faint stars in which the magnificationExpand
A Low-Mass Planet with a Possible Sub-Stellar-Mass Host in Microlensing Event MOA-2007-BLG-192
We report the detection of an extrasolar planet of mass ratio q~2×10-4 in microlensing event MOA-2007-BLG-192. The best-fit microlensing model shows both the microlensing parallax and finite sourceExpand
OGLE 2003-BLG-235/MOA 2003-BLG-53: A Planetary Microlensing Event
We present observations of the unusual microlensing event OGLE 2003-BLG-235/MOA 2003-BLG-53. In this event, a short-duration (~7 days) low-amplitude deviation in the light curve due to a single-lensExpand
Discovery of a Jupiter/Saturn Analog with Gravitational Microlensing
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Two planets with masses that could not have been detected with other techniques are identified; their discovery from only six confirmed microlensing planet detections suggests that solar system analogs may be common. Expand
Microlens OGLE-2005-BLG-169 Implies That Cool Neptune-like Planets Are Common
We detect a Neptune mass ratio (q 8 ? 10-5) planetary companion to the lens star in the extremely high magnification (A ~ 800) microlensing event OGLE-2005-BLG-169. If the parent is a main-sequenceExpand
The Microlensing Event Rate and Optical Depth toward the Galactic Bulge from MOA-II
We present measurements of the microlensing optical depth and event rate toward the Galactic Bulge (GB) based on two years of the MOA-II survey. This sample contains ~1000 microlensing events, withExpand
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