Physical Properties of (2) Pallas

  title={Physical Properties of (2) Pallas},
  author={Beno{\^i}t Carry and Christophe Dumas and Mikko Kaasalainen and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Berthier and William J. Merline and St{\'e}phane Erard and Albert Conrad and Jack Drummond and Daniel Hestroffer and Marcello Fulchignoni and Thierry Fusco},
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