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2. See, for example, National Research Council, The Decade of Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., 1991, pp. 100–109.

3. See, for example, J.O. Burns and W.W. Mendell, eds., Future Astronomical Observatories on the Moon, NASA Conference Publication 2489, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, D.C., 1988.

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