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(2074) Shoemaker

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1974 UA. Discovered 1974 Oct. 17 by E. F. Helin at Palomar.

Named by the discoverer to honor her colleague and friend Eugene M. Shoemaker {1928–1997}. An outstanding scientist, he has played a principal role in the Lunar Ranger, Surveyor and Apollo missions. His definitive work on meteor craters is a classic. His more recent areas of interest and contributions range from paleomagnetism to a planet-crossing asteroid survey. (M 4548)

This name has also been proposed by B. G. Marsden.

Obituaries published in Publ. Astron. Soc. Pac., Vol. 110, p. 490–492 (1998); Meteorit. Planet. Sci., Vol. 32, No. 6, p. 985–986 (1997); Planet. Space Sci., Vol. 45, No. 8, p. 1049–1050 (1997); Ir. Astron. J., Vol. 25, No. 1, p. 3 (1998); J. R. Astron. Soc. Can., Vol. 91, No. 5, p. 238–239 (1997); Heavens, Vol. 78, No. 9, p. 26–28 (1997); Nature, Vol. 389, No. 6647, p. 132 (1997); Int. Comet Q., Vol. 19, No. 3, p. 153–154 (1997); Astron. Raumfahrt Unterr., Jahrg. 34, Heft 6, p. 41 (1997); WGN, Vol. 25, No. 4, p. 145–146 (1997); Sterne Weltraum, Jahrg. 36, Nr. 10, p. 898 (1997).

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