(survey searching out microlensing that could indicate a MACHO)
The MACHO Project was a mid-1990s survey
searching for gravitational microlensing events that
could indicate a MACHO, e.g.,
dark matter in the form of a
brown dwarf or "free" extra-solar planet.
It used the 1.27-meter telescope at Mount Stromlo Observatory,
Australia to view the Large Magellanic Cloud and Small Magellanic Cloud hunting
for the dark matter that constitutes the Milky Way's
galactic halo. It is similar to EROS and OGLE.
It was begun in 1992 and found a few microlensing
candidates and identified other transient events
such as novae, and variable star events.
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