Exploration of trans-Neptunian objects using the Direct Fusion Drive

@article{Aime2020ExplorationOT,
  title={Exploration of trans-Neptunian objects using the Direct Fusion Drive},
  author={Paolo Aime and Marco Gajeri and Roman Ya. Kezerashvili},
  journal={Acta Astronautica},
  year={2020},
  volume={178},
  pages={257-264}
}

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