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Comet Tempel 1 monitoring


These articles arise from our involvement in the discovery of a planet using the micro-lensing method. The first Mercury article by Margereta Pos is reasonable but slants at a very local angle. We were then swamped by media. By the time the story had propagated and morphed to CNN we ended up as the discovers. This is not the case. The Tasmnanian group in one of several that make up the PLANET team. For this event the PLANET team, the micro-FUN, MOA and OGLE teams all collaborated with the OGLE and micro-FUN groups taking the lead. Our apologies to our collaborators. By combining everybody's data the modelers where able to get better results. In fact, data is still being gathered and analysed to produce a full model of this event.

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13 July 2005