HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGING OF KEPLER SMALL AND COOL EXOPLANET HOST STARS

@article{Gilliland2014HUBBLEST,
  title={HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGING OF KEPLER SMALL AND COOL EXOPLANET HOST STARS},
  author={Ronald L. Gilliland and K. M. S. Cartier and Elisabeth R. Adams and David R. Ciardi and Paul Kalas and Jason T. Wright},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={149}
}
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