Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

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| Editors: Muriel Gargaud, William M. Irvine, Ricardo Amils, Henderson James Cleaves, Daniele Pinti, José Cernicharo Quintanilla, Michel Viso

Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics

  • David W. Latham
  • B. Scott Gaudi
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27833-4_1850-2

Synonyms

MOA

Definition

MOA (Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics) is a collaboration of astronomers from New Zealand and Japan that employs the microlensing technique to search for dark matter and exoplanets. The Principal Investigator of the MOA collaboration is Yasushi Muraki of Nagoya University. MOA has contributed to the discovery of nearly all of the planets discovered by microlensing. The MOA 1.8 m telescope is located at Mt. John Observatory on the south island of New Zealand.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of AstronomyOhio State UniversityColumbusUSA