A POSSIBLE DIVOT IN THE SIZE DISTRIBUTION OF THE KUIPER BELT'S SCATTERING OBJECTS

@article{Shankman2013APD,
  title={A POSSIBLE DIVOT IN THE SIZE DISTRIBUTION OF THE KUIPER BELT'S SCATTERING OBJECTS},
  author={C. J. Shankman and Brett J. Gladman and Nathan A Kaib and JJ. Kavelaars and J. M. Petit},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2013},
  volume={764}
}
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