On the detection of free-floating planets through microlensing towards the Magellanic Clouds

  title={On the detection of free-floating planets through microlensing towards the Magellanic Clouds},
  author={Sedighe Sajadian},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • S. Sajadian
  • Published 7 July 2021
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
In this work, we study detecting free-floating planets (FFPs) by microlensing observations towards the Magellanic Clouds (MCs). In comparison to similar events towards the Galactic bulge, an FFP in the Galactic halo produces on average longer microlensing events with smaller projected source radii towards these clouds. For these microlensing events, the relative lens-source velocities are on average smaller. The MC self-lensing events due to FFPs suffer from severe finite-source effects. We… Expand
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