Detectability of extrasolar moons as gravitational microlenses

@article{Liebig2010DetectabilityOE,
  title={Detectability of extrasolar moons as gravitational microlenses},
  author={C. Liebig and J. Wambsganss},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2010},
  volume={520}
}
  • C. Liebig, J. Wambsganss
  • Published 2010
  • Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • We evaluate gravitational lensing as a technique for the detection of extrasolar moons. Since 2004 gravitational microlensing has been successfully applied as a detection method for extrasolar planets. In principle, the method is sensitive to masses as low as an Earth mass or even a fraction of it. Hence it seems natural to investigate the microlensing effects of moons around extrasolar planets. We explore the simplest conceivable triple lens system, containing one star, one planet and one moon… CONTINUE READING
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