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Fermi LAT Observations of the Vela Pulsar

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A.A. Abdo
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Markus Ackermann
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W. B. Atwood
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R. Bagagli
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Luca Baldini
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Jean Ballet
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D. L. Band
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Guido Barbiellini
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M. G. Baring
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J. Bartelt
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D. Bastieri
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B. M. Baughman
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K. Bechtol
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F. Bellardi
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R. Bellazzini
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B. Berenji
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D. Bisello
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R. D. Blandford
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E. D. Bloom
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J. R. Bogart
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E. Bonamente
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A. W. Borgland
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A. Bouvier
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J. Bregeon
A. Brez
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M. Brigida
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T. H. Burnett
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G. A. Caliandro
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R. A. Cameron
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F. Camilo
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P. A. Caraveo
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M. Ceccanti
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C. Cecchi
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E. Charles
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A. Chekhtman
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C. C. Cheung
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J. Chiang
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S. Ciprini
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R. Claus
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Ismaël Cognard
L. R. Cominsky
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J. Conrad
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R. Corbet
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L. Corucci
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S. Cutini
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D. S. Davis
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M. Deklotz
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C. D. Dermer
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A. de Angelis
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F. de Palma
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S. W. Digel
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M. Dormody
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E. Do Couto E Silva
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P. S. Drell
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R. Dubois
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C. Espinoza
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C. Favuzzi
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D. L. Flath
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W. B. Focke
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M. Frailis
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P. C. C. Friere
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Y. Fukazawa
S. Funk
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P. Fusco
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F. Gargano
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D. Gasparrini
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N. Gehrels
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S. Germani
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R. Giannitrapani
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N. Giglietto
F. Giordano
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T. Glanzman
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G. Godfrey
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E. V. Gotthelf
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I. A. Grenier
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J. E. Grove
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G. Haller
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A. K. Harding
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P. A. Hart
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R. C. Hartman
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E. Hays
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G. Hobbs
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R. E. Hughes
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G. J'Ohannesson
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A. S. Johnson
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R. P. Johnson
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T. J. Johnson
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W. N. Johnson
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S. Johnston
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T. Kamae
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G. Kanbach
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V. M. Kaspi
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H. Katagiri
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J. Kataoka
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A. Kavelaars
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N. Kawai
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H. Kelly
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M. Kerr
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B. Kiziltan
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W. Klamra
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M. Kramer
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F. Kuehn
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M. Kuss
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J. Lande
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L. Latronico
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B. Lee
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S.-H. Lee
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M. Livingstone
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F. Longo
F. Loparco
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B. Lott
M. N. Lovellette
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P. Lubrano
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A. G. Lyne
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G. M. Madejski
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A. Makeev
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R. N. Manchester
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B. Marangelli
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M. Marelli
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M. N. Mazziotta
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J. E. Mcenery
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S. Mcglynn
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M. A. Mclaughlin
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N. Menon
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C. Meurer
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P. F. Michelson
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T. Mineo
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N. Mirizzi
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W. Mitthumsiri
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T. Mizuno
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A. A. Moiseev
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M. Mongelli
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C. Monte
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M. E. Monzani
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E. Moretti
A. Morselli
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I. V. Moskalenko
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S. Murgia
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T. Nakamori
P. L. Nolan
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A. Noutsos
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T. Ohsugi
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N. Omodei
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E. Orlando
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J. F. Ormes
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M. Ozaki
A. Paccagnella
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D. Paneque
J. H. Panetta
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M. Pearce
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M. Pepe
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M. Perchiazzi
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M. Pesce-Rollins
L. Pieri
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M. Pinchera
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T.A. Porter
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S. Rain'O
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R. Rando
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S. M. Ransom
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E. Rapposelli
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M. Razzano
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A. Reimer
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L. C. Reyes
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S. Ritz
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L. S. Rochester
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A. Y. Rodriguez
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R. W. Romani
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M. Roth
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F. Ryde
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A. Sacchetti
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H. F.-W. Sadrozinski
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N. Saggini
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A. Sander
P. M. Saz Parkinson
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K. N. Segal
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A. Sellerholm
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C. Sgr'O
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E. J. Siskind
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P. D. Smith
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G. Spandre
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P. Spinelli
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M. Stamatikos
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Jean-Luc Starck
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F. W. Stecker
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T. E. Stephens
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M. S. Strickman
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A. W. Strong
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D. J. Suson
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H. Tajima
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H. Takahashi
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T. Takahashi
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T. Tanaka
A. Tenze
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J. B. Thayer
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J. G. Thayer
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D. J. Thompson
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S. E. Thorsett
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L. Tibaldo
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O. Tibolla
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D. F. Torres
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A. Tramacere
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M. Turri
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T. L. Usher
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L. Vigiani
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V. Vitale
A. P. Waite
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P. Wang
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K. Watters
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P. Weltevrede
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B. L. Winer
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K. S. Wood
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T. Ylinen
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M. Ziegler
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Abstract

The Vela pulsar is the brightest persistent source in the GeV sky and thus is the traditional first target for new gamma-ray observatories. We report here on initial Fermi Large Area Telescope observations during verification phase pointed exposure and early sky survey scanning. We have used the Vela signal to verify Fermi timing and angular resolution. The high quality pulse profile, with some 32,400 pulsed photons at E>0.03 GeV, shows new features, including pulse structure as fine as 0.3ms and a distinct third peak, which shifts in phase with energy. We examine the high energy behavior of the pulsed emission; initial spectra suggest a phase-averaged power law index of Gamma=1.51{+0.05/-0.04} with an exponential cut-off at E_c=2.9+/-0.1 GeV. Spectral fits with generalized cut-offs of the form e^{-(E/E_c)^b} require b<1, which is inconsistent with magnetic pair attenuation, and thus favor outer magnetosphere emission models. Finally, we report on upper limits to any unpulsed component, as might be associated with a surrounding synchrotron wind nebula (PWN).
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in2p3-00378125 , version 1 (20-11-2019)

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A.A. Abdo, Markus Ackermann, W. B. Atwood, R. Bagagli, Luca Baldini, et al.. Fermi LAT Observations of the Vela Pulsar. The Astrophysical Journal, 2009, 696, pp.1084-1093. ⟨10.1088/0004-637X/696/2/1084⟩. ⟨in2p3-00378125⟩
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