(4367) Meech

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1981 EE43. Discovered 1981 Mar. 2 by S. J. Bus at Siding Spring.

Named in honor of Karen J. Meech (1959– ) of the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Hawaii for her pioneering studies of comets very far from the sun. Her work following new and long-period comets to great distance has been a major factor in changing our ideas about water as the predominant driver of cometary activity in most comets. Meech’s studies of (2060) = 95P/Chiron have likewise been critical in changing our understanding of the nature of the cometary coma. (M 27459)

Citation provided by M. F. A’Hearn following a suggestion by E. Bowell.

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