PLATO as it is: a legacy mission for Galactic archaeology

@article{Miglio2017PLATOAI,
  title={PLATO as it is: a legacy mission for Galactic archaeology},
  author={Andrea Miglio and Cristina Chiappini and Beno{\^i}t Mosser and Guy R. Davies and K. G. Freeman and L{\'e}o Girardi and Paula Jofr{\'e} and Daisuke Kawata and Ben M Rendle and Marica Valentini and Luca Casagrande and William J. Chaplin and Gerard Gilmore and Keith Hawkins and Berry Holl and Thierry Appourchaux and K. Belkacem and Diego Bossini and Karsten Brogaard and M-J. Goupil and Josefina Montalb{\'a}n and Arlette Noels and Friedrich Anders and Tha{\'i}se S. Rodrigues and Giampaolo Piotto and Don Pollacco and Heike Rauer and Carlos Allende Prieto and Pedro P. Avelino and C. Babusiaux and Caroline Barban and Beatriz Barbuy and Sarbani Basu and Frédéric Baudin and Othman Benomar and Olivier Bienaym{\'e} and James Binney and Joss Bland-Hawthorn and Alessandro Bressan and Carla Cacciari and Tiago L. Campante and Santi Cassisi and J{\o}rgen Christensen-Dalsgaard and Françoise Combes and Orlagh L. Creevey and Margarida S. Cunha and Roelof de Jong and Patrick de Laverny and S.Degl'Innocenti and S.Deheuvels and E.Depagne and J.DeRidder and P.DiMatteo and Maria Pia di Mauro and M-A. Dupret and Patrick Eggenberger and Yvonne P. Elsworth and Beno{\^i}t Famaey and Sofia Feltzing and R. A. Garc{\'i}a and Ortwin Gerhard and Brad K. Gibson and Laurent Gizon and M. Haywood and Rasmus Handberg and Ulrike Heiter and Saskia Hekker and Daniel Huber and Rodrigo A. Ibata and David Katz and Steven D. Kawaler and Hans Kjeldsen and Donald W. Kurtz and Nad{\`e}ge Lagarde and Yveline Lebreton and Mikkel N. Lund and Steven R. Majewski and P. Marigo and Marie Martig and Savita Mathur and Ivan Minchev and Thierry Morel and Sergio Ortolani and Marc H. Pinsonneault and Bertrand Plez and Pier Giorgio Prada Moroni and D. Pricopi and Alejandra Recio-Blanco and C{\'e}line Reyl{\'e} and Annie C. Robin and Ian W. Roxburgh and Maurizio Salaris and Bas{\'i}lio Xavier Santiago and Ricardo P. Schiavon and Aldo Serenelli and S. Sharma and V{\'i}ctor Silva Aguirre and Caroline Soubiran and Matthias Steinmetz and Dennis Stello and Klaus G. Strassmeier and P.Ventura and R.Ventura and Nicholas A. Walton and Clare C. Worley},
  journal={Astronomische Nachrichten},
  year={2017},
  volume={338},
  pages={644-661}
}
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