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Finding and Using Electromagnetic Counterparts of Gravitational Wave Sources

@article{Phinney2009FindingAU,
  title={Finding and Using Electromagnetic Counterparts of Gravitational Wave Sources},
  author={E. S. Phinney},
  journal={arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics},
  year={2009}
}
  • E. Phinney
  • Published 28 February 2009
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
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