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

@article{Alcock1996TheMP,
  title={The MACHO Project Large Magellanic Cloud Microlensing Results from the First Two Years and the Nature of the Galactic Dark Halo},
  author={Charles R. Alcock and Robyn A. Allsman and David Randall Alves and Timothy S. Axelrod and Andrew C. Becker and David P. Bennett and K. H. Cook and Kenneth C. Freeman and Kim Griest and Jerry A. Guern and Matthew J. Lehner and Simon L. Marshall and Bruce A. Peterson and Mark Robin Pratt and Peter Quinn and Alex W. Rodgers and Christopher W. Stubbs and William J. Sutherland and Douglas L. Welch},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={486},
  pages={697 - 726}
}
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 yr of photometry of 8.5 million stars in the LMC reveals eight candidate microlensing events. This is substantially more than the number… 

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