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(4417) Lecar

Reference work entry

1931 GC. Discovered 1931 Apr. 8 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of Myron Lecar (1930– ), astrophysicist in the Planetary Sciences division of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Lecar’s research covers the dynamics of both solar system and stellar bodies, and the large-scale structure of the universe. (M 22502)

Named by the Minor Planet Names Committee following a suggestion by members of the Planetary Sciences division.

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