(5707) Shevchenko

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1976 GY3. Discovered 1976 Apr. 2 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of Vladislav Vladimirovich Shevchenko (1940– ), head of the Lunar and Planetary Research Department of the Sternberg Astronomical Institute in Moscow and the Chairman of the Lunar Task Group of the IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature. He was a participant of the ‘Zond’ and ‘Lunokhod’ space missions and was coauthor and scientific leader of the Global Mapping of the Moon and Mars projects. (M 30476)

Name suggested by the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy.

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