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={Martin Dominik and Keith D. Horne and Alasdair Allan and Nicholas J. Rattenbury and Yiannis Tsapras and Colin Snodgrass and Michael F. Bode and Martin J. Burgdorf and Stephen N. Fraser and Eamonn Kerins and Christopher J. Mottram and Iain A. Steele and Rachel A. Street and Peter J. Wheatley and Lukasz 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… 

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