(2987) Sarabhai

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4583 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named in honor of Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai (1919–1971), a cosmic-ray physicist who created several institutions, including the Physical Research Laboratory in Ahmedabad, and directed the Indian programs of space research and atomic energy. He was married to Mrinalini Sarabhai {see planet  (2986)}. (M 9478)

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