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(2794) Kulik

Reference work entry

1978 PS3. Discovered 1978 Aug. 8 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in memory of Leonid Alekseevich Kulik (1883–1942), Soviet mineralogist, researcher of meteorites, and a founder of meteoric research in the U.S.S.R. He is particularly known for his investigation of the place and circumstances of the Tunguska event {see planet  (5471)}. (M 9215)

Kulik is also honored by a lunar crater.

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