SPEEDING UP LOW-MASS PLANETARY MICROLENSING SIMULATIONS AND MODELING: THE CAUSTIC REGION OF INFLUENCE

@article{Penny2014SPEEDINGUL,
  title={SPEEDING UP LOW-MASS PLANETARY MICROLENSING SIMULATIONS AND MODELING: THE CAUSTIC REGION OF INFLUENCE},
  author={Matthew T. Penny},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={790}
}
  • M. Penny
  • Published 5 November 2013
  • Physics, Geology
  • The Astrophysical Journal
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