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Citation Formats
A. Baykal, S. Ç. İNAM, and T. Belloni, “THE ORBITAL PERIOD OF SWIFT J1626.6-5156,” ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, pp. 1306–1309, 2010, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: