Binary Millisecond Pulsar Discovery via Gamma-Ray Pulsations

@article{Pletsch2012BinaryMP,
  title={Binary Millisecond Pulsar Discovery via Gamma-Ray Pulsations},
  author={H. J. Pletsch and Lucas Guillemot and H. Fehrmann and Bruce Allen and Michael Kramer and C. Aulbert and Markus Ackermann and Maria Ajello and Alessandro De Angelis and William Atwood and Luca Baldini and Jean Ballet and Guido Barbiellini and Denis Bastieri and Keith C. Bechtol and Ronaldo Bellazzini and A. W. Borgland and Eugenio Bottacini and Theresa J. Brandt and Johan Bregeon and Monica Brigida and Pascal Bruel and Rolf Buehler and Sara Buson and G. A. Caliandro and R. A. Cameron and Patrizia A. Caraveo and J. M. Casandjian and Claudia Cecchi and {\"O}. Çelik and Eric Charles and Ryan C. G. Chaves and C. C. Cheung and James Chiang and Stefano Ciprini and Richard O. Claus and J. Cohen-Tanugi and Janet M. Conrad and S. Cutini and Filippo D’Ammando and Charles D. Dermer and S. W. Digel and P. Drell and Alex Drlica-Wagner and Robert D. Dubois and Denis Dumora and Cecilia Favuzzi and Elizabeth C. Ferrara and Anna Franckowiak and Yasushi Fukazawa and Piergiorgio Fusco and Fabio Gargano and Neil A. Gehrels and Stefano Germani and Nicola Giglietto and Francesco Giordano and Marcello Giroletti and Gary Lunt Godfrey and Isabelle A. Grenier and M.-H. Grondin and J. E. Grove and Sylvain Guiriec and D. Hadasch and Yoshitaka Hanabata and Alice K. Harding and P. R. den Hartog and Morihiro Hayashida and Elizabeth Hays and A. B. Hill and Xian Hou and Richard Edward Hughes and Guðlaugur J{\'o}hannesson and Miranda S. Jackson and T. Jogler and A. S. Johnson and W. Neil Johnson and Jun Kataoka and Matthew Kerr and J{\"u}rgen Kn{\"o}dlseder and Michael Kuss and Joshua Lande and Stefan Larsson and Luca Latronico and Marianne Lemoine-Goumard and Francesco Longo and Francesco Loparco and Michael N. Lovellette and Pasquale Lubrano and Francesco Massaro and Matthias P. Mayer and Mario Nicola Mazziotta and Julie Mcenery and J. M{\'e}hault and P. F. Michelson and W. Mitthumsiri and Tsunefumi Mizuno and M. E. Monzani and A. Morselli and Igor V. Moskalenko and Simona Murgia and Takeshi Nakamori and Rodrigo S. Nemmen and Eric Nuss and Masanori Ohno and Takashi Ohsugi and Nicola Omodei and Monica Orienti and E. Orlando and Francesco de Palma and D. Paneque and Jeremy S. Perkins and F. Piron and G. Pivato and Troy A. Porter and S. Rain{\'o} and R. Rando and Paul. S. Ray and Massimiliano Razzano and Anita Reimer and O. Reimer and Thierry Reposeur and Steven M. Ritz and Roger W. Romani and Carlo Romoli and David Sanchez and P. M. Saz Parkinson and Alex Schulz and Carmelo Sgro’ and Eduardo do Couto e Silva and Eric J. Siskind and D. A. Smith and Gloria Spandre and Paolo Spinelli and Daniel J. Suson and H. Takahashi and T. Tanaka and Jana Thayer and John Gregg Thayer and D. J. Thompson and Luigi Tibaldo and Marco Tinivella and Eleonora Troja and T. L. Usher and Justin Vandenbroucke and Vlasios Vasileiou and Giacomo Vianello and Vincenzo Vitale and A. P. Waite and Brian Winer and Kent S. Wood and Matthew J.A. Wood and Z. Yang and Stephan Zimmer},
  journal={Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={338},
  pages={1314 - 1317}
}
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