(3066) McFadden

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1984 EO. Discovered 1984 Mar. 1 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Lucy-Ann A. McFadden, planetary scientist at the University of Maryland, for her studies of the nature of Earth-approaching minor planets and for the comparison of their spectra with those of meteorites. Recently, she has been working on the relationship between cometary nuclei and Earth approachers, and on ultraviolet spectrophotometry of comets. (M 11748)

Name endorsed by M. F. A’Hearn.

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