ARTEMiS (Automated Robotic Terrestrial Exoplanet Microlensing Search): a possible expert-system based cooperative effort to hunt for planets of Earth mass and below

  title={ARTEMiS (Automated Robotic Terrestrial Exoplanet Microlensing Search): a possible expert-system based cooperative effort to hunt for planets of Earth mass and below},
  author={M. Dominik and K. Horne and A. Allan and N. Rattenbury and Y. Tsapras and C. Snodgrass and M. Bode and M. Burgdorf and S. Fraser and E. Kerins and C. Mottram and I. Steele and R. Street and P. Wheatley and L. Wyrzykowski},
  journal={Astronomische Nachrichten},
The technique of gravitational microlensing is currently unique in its ability to provide a sample of terrestrial exoplanets around both Galactic disk and bulge stars, allowing to measure their abundance and determine their distribution with respect to mass and orbital separation. Thus, valuable information for testing models of planet formation and orbital migration is gathered, constituting an important piece in the puzzle for the existence of life forms throughout the Universe. In order to… Expand

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