CENTAURS AND SCATTERED DISK OBJECTS IN THE THERMAL INFRARED: ANALYSIS OF WISE/NEOWISE OBSERVATIONS

@article{Bauer2013CENTAURSAS,
  title={CENTAURS AND SCATTERED DISK OBJECTS IN THE THERMAL INFRARED: ANALYSIS OF WISE/NEOWISE OBSERVATIONS},
  author={James M. Bauer and Tommy Grav and Erin K. Blauvelt and Amanda Kathryn Mainzer and Joseph R. Masiero and Rachel Stevenson and Emily A. Kramer and Yanga R. Fern'andez and Carey M. Lisse and Roc M. Cutri and Paul R. Weissman and John W. Dailey and Frank J. Masci and Russell G. Walker and Adam Waszczak and Carrie R. Nugent and Karen J. Meech and Andrew Lucas and George Pearman and Ashlee N. Wilkins and Jessica A. Watkins and Shrinivas R. Kulkarni and Edward L. Wright},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={773}
}
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