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(4917) Yurilvovia

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1973 SC6. Discovered 1973 Sept. 28 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory at Nauchnyj.

Named in memory of Yurij Alekseevich L’vov (1932–1994), deputy director of the Institute of Biology and Biophysics at the Tomsk State University. A prominent geobotanist and ecologist, L’vov was for 30 years an organizer of the regular expeditions to Tunguska {see planet  (5471)}, and he made important contributions to the study of the 1908 impact. (M 27127)

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