Gravitational microlensing: A parallel, large-data implementation

  title={Gravitational microlensing: A parallel, large-data implementation},
  author={Hugh Garsden and Geraint F. Lewis},
  journal={New Astronomy},
Abstract Gravitational lensing allows us to probe the structure of matter on a broad range of astronomical scales, and as light from a distant source traverses an intervening galaxy, compact matter such as planets, stars, and black holes act as individual lenses. The magnification from such microlensing results in rapid brightness fluctuations which reveal not only the properties of the lensing masses, but also the surface brightness distribution in the source. However, while the combination of… Expand

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