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Spitzer microlensing parallax observations of OGLE-2015-BLG-1212 decisively break a degeneracy between planetary and binary solutions that is somewhat ambiguous when only ground-based data are considered. Only eight viable models survive out of an initial set of 32 local minima in the parameter space. These models clearly indicate that the lens is a stellar binary system possibly located within the bulge of our Galaxy, ruling out the planetary alternative. We argue that several types of discrete degeneracies can be broken via such space-based parallax observations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number79
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 20 Mar 2016


  • Galaxy: bulge
  • binaries: general
  • gravitational lensing: micro
  • planets and satellites: detection
  • space vehicles


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