THE GALACTIC NOVA RATE REVISITED

@article{Shafter2017THEGN,
  title={THE GALACTIC NOVA RATE REVISITED},
  author={A. W. Shafter},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={834}
}
  • A. Shafter
  • Published 7 June 2016
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
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