(2959) Scholl

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1983 RE2. Discovered 1983 Sept. 4 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Hans Scholl {1942– }, former astronomer at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Heidelberg, now at Nice Observatory. Well known for his theoretical work on the orbits of minor planets, Scholl has investigated resonant motion in the outer belt and has studied a variety of particularly interesting orbits, including those of Aten and Chiron. His broad range of minor-planet research has also embraced problems from mass determination to asteroid missions and from libration to depletion. (M 8802)

Citation written by J. Schubart.

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