Limits on Planetary Companions from Doppler Surveys of Nearby Stars

  title={Limits on Planetary Companions from Doppler Surveys of Nearby Stars},
  author={Andrew W. Howard and Benjamin J. Fulton},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  • A. Howard, B. Fulton
  • Published 9 June 2016
  • Physics, Geology
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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