MEASURING THE ABUNDANCE OF SUB-KILOMETER-SIZED KUIPER BELT OBJECTS USING STELLAR OCCULTATIONS

@article{Schlichting2012MEASURINGTA,
  title={MEASURING THE ABUNDANCE OF SUB-KILOMETER-SIZED KUIPER BELT OBJECTS USING STELLAR OCCULTATIONS},
  author={Hilke E. Schlichting and Eran. O. Ofek and Re’em Sari and Edmund P. Nelan and Avishay Gal-yam and Mike Wenz and Philip S. Muirhead and Nikta Javanfar and Mario Livio},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={761}
}
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