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(3718) Dunbar

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1978 VS10. Discovered 1978 Nov. 7 by E. F. Helin and S. J. Bus at Palomar.

Named in honor of Roy Scott Dunbar, physicist and planetary scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The discoverers wish to acknowledge his dedicated commitment and participation in the Palomar planet-crossing asteroid search, which included his own discovery of the Aten-type asteroid (3362) Khufu. His dissertation on the stability of Trojan-type librations in the Earth-Sun system led to an Earth-Trojan search program at Palomar. (M 12976)

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