Albedo and atmospheric constraints of dwarf planet Makemake from a stellar occultation

@article{Ortiz2012AlbedoAA,
  title={Albedo and atmospheric constraints of dwarf planet Makemake from a stellar occultation},
  author={Jos{\'e} Luis Ortiz and Bruno Sicardy and Felipe Braga-Ribas and Alvaro Alvarez-Candal and Emmanuel Lellouch and Ren{\'e} Duffard and Noem{\'i} Pinilla-Alonso and Valentin D. Ivanov and Stuart P. Littlefair and J. I. B. Camargo and Marcelo Assafin and Eduardo Unda-Sanzana and Emmanuel Jehin and Nicol{\'a}s Morales and Gonzalo Tancredi and Ricardo Gil-Hutton and I. de la Cueva and Juan Pablo Colque and Dario N. da Silva Neto and Jean Manfroid and Audrey Thirouin and Pedro J. Guti{\'e}rrez and J. J. Lecacheux and Micha{\"e}l Gillon and Anaelle J. Maury and Florent Colas and Javier Licandro and Thomas G. Mueller and Charles Jacques and D. Weaver and Antonino Milone and Rachele Di Salvo and Sebastian Bruzzone and Faustino Organero and Raoul Behrend and S. Roland and Roberto Vieira-Martins and Thomas Widemann and Françoise Roques and Pablo Santos-Sanz and Daniel Hestroffer and Vik S. Dhillon and Thomas R. Marsh and Caisey Harlingten and Adriano Campo Bagatin and M. L. Alonso and Mauricio Ortiz and C. Colazo and H. J. F. Lima and A. S. Oliveira and Leandro de O Kerber and Rodolfo Smiljanic and Ernesto Pimentel and Breno Loureiro Giacchini and Paulo Cacella and Marcelo Emilio},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2012},
  volume={491},
  pages={566-569}
}
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