Two Suns in The Sky: Stellar Multiplicity in Exoplanet Systems

  title={Two Suns in The Sky: Stellar Multiplicity in Exoplanet Systems},
  author={Deepak Raghavan and Todd J. Henry and Brian D. Mason and John P. Subasavage and W. C. Jao and Thomas D. Beaulieu and Nigel C. Hambly},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  pages={523 - 542}
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