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Microlensing Searches for Extrasolar Planets: Current Status and Future Prospects

@article{Gaudi2002MicrolensingSF,
  title={Microlensing Searches for Extrasolar Planets: Current Status and Future Prospects},
  author={B. Scott Gaudi},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  year={2002}
}
  • B. Gaudi
  • Published 24 July 2002
  • Physics, Geology
  • arXiv: Astrophysics
I review results from, and future prospects for, microlensing searches for extrasolar planets. Analyses of well-sampled microlensing light curves by several collaborations have demonstrated that current searches are sensitive to Jupiter-mass planets with few AU separations from M-dwarfs in the Galactic bulge. To date, however, no unambiguous planetary detections have been made. Detailed analysis has shown that this null result implies that <33% of typical stars (i.e. M-dwarfs) in the Galactic… 

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