Microlensing

Effect of gravity from a small astronomical body focusing light rays, similar to lenses.
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microlensing

Microlensing light curve produced by a stellar lens with an appropriately placed planetary companion. Credit: Space Telescope Science Institute An effect, caused by a compact gravitational lens, which can be exploited in the search for and characterization of extrasolar planets. The term 'microl...
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