Geocentrism reexamined.

@article{Goodman1995GeocentrismR,
  title={Geocentrism reexamined.},
  author={Goodman},
  journal={Physical review. D, Particles and fields},
  year={1995},
  volume={52 4},
  pages={
          1821-1827
        }
}
  • Goodman
  • Published 9 June 1995
  • Physics
  • Physical review. D, Particles and fields
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