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    Aaron J. Rosengren and Daniel J. Scheeres 2014 ApJ 786 45

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    Masato Shirasaki and Naoki Yoshida 2014 ApJ 786 43

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    Nicolas M. Barrière et al. 2014 ApJ 786 46

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  • The Spitzer Survey of Interstellar Clouds in the Gould Belt. VI. The Auriga-California Molecular Cloud Observed with IRAC and MIPS

    Hannah Broekhoven-Fiene et al. 2014 ApJ 786 37

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  • The Star-forming Galaxy Contribution to the Cosmic MeV and GeV Gamma-Ray Background

    Brian C. Lacki et al. 2014 ApJ 786 40

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