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The microlensing light curve of planet OGLE–2005-BLG-390Lb

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The microlensing light curve of planet OGLE–2005-BLG-390Lb The general curve shows the microlensing event peaking on July 31, 2005, and then diminishing. The disturbance around August 10 indicates the presence of a planet.

European Southern Observatory

Original image data dated on or about September 1, 2005


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