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Title: The Fourteenth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: First Spectroscopic Data from the Extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey and from the Second Phase of the Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment
Award ID(s):
1715579
NSF-PAR ID:
10089698
Author(s) / Creator(s):
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Date Published:
Journal Name:
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
Volume:
235
Issue:
2
ISSN:
1538-4365
Page Range / eLocation ID:
42
Format(s):
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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