A Natural Formalism for Microlensing

  title={A Natural Formalism for Microlensing},
  author={Andrew P. Gould},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  pages={785 - 788}
  • A. Gould
  • Published 25 January 2000
  • Physics, Geology
  • The Astrophysical Journal
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