Astrophysical applications of gravitational microlensing

@article{Mao2012AstrophysicalAO,
  title={Astrophysical applications of gravitational microlensing},
  author={Shude Mao},
  journal={Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2012},
  volume={12},
  pages={947-972}
}
  • S. Mao
  • Published 16 July 2012
  • Physics
  • Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Since the first discovery of microlensing events nearly two decades ago,gravitational microlensing has accumulated tens of TBytes of data and developed into a powerful astrophysical technique with diverse applications.The review starts with a theoretical overview of the field and then proceeds to discuss the scientific highlights.(1) Microlensing observations toward the Magellanic Clouds rule out the Milky Way halo being dominated by MAssive Compact Halo Objects (MACHOs).This confirms most dark… Expand

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