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Asteroids named after Meteorite Researchers

Postby David Entwistle » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:50 am

Not seen anything in the English language press yet, but there are a number of reports that Associate Professor of Physics and Technology Institute, a member of the Committee on Meteorites RAS Victor Grochowski and senior researcher Mary Gritsevich have both had asteroids named after them, in recognition of the contribution they made in researching the Chelyabinsk Meteorite.

http://itar-tass.com/ural-news/1304489

Google translation:
Ekaterinburg, July 8. / ITAR-TASS /. Two asteroids of the solar system will be called in honor of employees of the Ural Federal University (UFU) - Associate Professor of Physics and Technology Institute, a member of the Committee on Meteorites RAS Victor Grochowski and senior researcher Mary Gritsevich. Under the direction of first Grochowski were found fragments of a meteorite that crashed near Lake CHebarkul. In addition, scientists are the first researchers of its properties, the press service of the UFU.
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