The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope as a Near-Earth Object discovery machine

@article{Jones2017TheLS,
  title={The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope as a Near-Earth Object discovery machine},
  author={Rebecca L. Jones and Colin T. Slater and Joachim Moeyens and Lori E. Allen and Timothy S. Axelrod and K. H. Cook and vZeljko Ivezi'c and Mario Juri'c and Jonathan Myers and Catherine E. Petry},
  journal={Icarus},
  year={2017},
  volume={303},
  pages={181-202}
}
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