Main Belt Asteroids with WISE/NEOWISE. I. Preliminary Albedos and Diameters

@article{Masiero2011MainBA,
  title={Main Belt Asteroids with WISE/NEOWISE. I. Preliminary Albedos and Diameters},
  author={Joseph R. Masiero and Amanda Kathryn Mainzer and T. Grav and James M. Bauer and Roc M. Cutri and John W. Dailey and Peter Eisenhardt and Robert S. McMillan and Timothy Bruce Spahr and Michael F. Skrutskie and David J. Tholen and Russell G. Walker and Edward L. Wright and Emily DeBaun and Dillon Elsbury and IV T.Gautier and Stephanie Gomillion and Ashlee N. Wilkins},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={741},
  pages={68}
}
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