The MACHO Project LMC Microlensing Results from the First Two Years and the Nature of the Galactic Dark Halo

@inproceedings{Alcock1996TheMP,
  title={The MACHO Project LMC Microlensing Results from the First Two Years and the Nature of the Galactic Dark Halo},
  author={Charles Alcock and Roberta Allsman and David R. Alves and Tim S. Axelrod and Andrew C. Becker and David P. Bennett and K. H. Cook and Kenneth C. Freeman and Kim Griest and J. A. Guern and Matthew J. Lehner and Stuart L. Marshall and Bruce A. Peterson and Matthew R Pratt and Peter J. Quinn and Andrew J. W. Rodgers and C. W. Stubbs and Will Sutherland and Douglas L. Welch},
  year={1996}
}
The MACHO Project is a search for dark matter in the form of massive compact halo objects (Machos). Photometric monitoring of millions of stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), and Galactic bulge is used to search for gravitational microlensing events caused by these otherwise invisible objects. Analysis of the first 2.1 years of photometry of 8.5 million stars in the LMC reveals 8 candidate microlensing events. This is substantially more than the number… CONTINUE READING
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