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(2942) Cordie

Reference work entry

1932 BG. Discovered 1932 Jan. 29 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of Cordula (Cordie) Astrid Robinson, planetary geologist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Cordula gained her Ph.D. from University College, London, studying the crustal dichotomy of Mars, and she is currently using Magellan data to investigate the surface electrical properties on Venus with respect to geochemical and weathering processes. (M 21607)

Name proposed by C. M. Bardwell, who found the identifications for this planet, following a suggestion by G. V. Williams.

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