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News Release 134 of 959

January 11, 2012 01:15 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2012-07

The Milky Way Contains at Least 100 Billion Planets According to Survey

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About the Objects
Object Description: Microlensing events in the Milky Way
About the Data
Data Description: Data for this release were taken as part of the following projects:
OGLE-III (Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment)
PLANET (Probing Lensing Anomalies NETwork) collaboration
MOA Collaboration (Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics)
Instruments: OGLE-III: 1.3 m Warsaw University Telescope Las Campanas Observatory, Chile
PLANET Collaboration: see complete list of telescopes and observatories
MOA Collaboration: see complete list of telescopes and observatories
Observation Dates: 2002-2007
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, and K. Sahu (STScI)
Release Date: January 11, 2012