Physical properties of the ambient medium and of dense cores in the Perseus star-forming region derived from Herschel Gould Belt Survey observations

@article{Pezzuto2020PhysicalPO,
  title={Physical properties of the ambient medium and of dense cores in the Perseus star-forming region derived from Herschel Gould Belt Survey observations},
  author={Stefano Pezzuto and Milena Benedettini and James di Francesco and Pedro Palmeirim and Sarah I. Sadavoy and Eugenio Schisano and Gianluca Li Causi and Ph. Andr'e and Doris Arzoumanian and J-Ph. Bernard and Sylvain Bontemps and Davide Elia and Eleonora Fiorellino and Jason M. Kirk and Vera K{\"o}nyves and B. Ladjelate and A. Menshchikov and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Motte and Luca Piccotti and Nicola Schneider and Luigi Spinoglio and Derek Ward-Thompson and C. D. Wilson},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies},
  year={2020}
}
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