Wednesday, February 10, 2016

OGLE-2005-BLG-169Lb: The First Confirmed Micro Lensing ExoPlanet Revisited

The Fourth Microlensing Planet Revisited




The fourth microlensing planet, otherwise known as OGLE-2005-BLG-169Lb, was discovered by a collaboration of US, NZ, Polish and UK astronomers in 2005-2006. Recently the results were confirmed by the Hubble Space Telescope and by the Keck Observatory. OGLE-2005-BLG-169Lb is the first microlensing planet to receive such confirmation. Its discovery and confirmation are described here in an historical context.

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