(2809) Vernadskij

Reference work entry

1978 QW2. Discovered 1978 Aug. 31 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in memory of Academician Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadskij (1863–1945), distinguished naturalist, mineralogist and crystallographer, founder of the geochemical and radiogeological investigation of the terrestrial biosphere. (M 11157)

Vernadskij is also honored by a lunar crater.

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