Observation of Bose–Einstein condensates in an Earth-orbiting research lab

  title={Observation of Bose–Einstein condensates in an Earth-orbiting research lab},
  author={David C. Aveline and Jason R. Williams and Ethan R. Elliott and Chelsea Dutenhoffer and James R. Kellogg and James M. Kohel and Norman E. Lay and Kamal Oudrhiri and Robert F. Shotwell and Nan Yu and Robert J. Thompson},
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