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(7394) Xanthomalitia

Reference work entry

1985 QX4. Discovered 1985 Aug. 18 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Leonid Vasil’evich Xanthomaliti (Ksanfomaliti; b. 1932), radiometrist, photo-metrist, polarimetrist and altimetrist, discovered the Martian “anti-greenhouse” effect, hypothesized on the thunderbolt phenomena in Venus’ atmosphere and predicted high volcanic activity on Venus. (M 38196)

The name was suggested by V. K. Abalakin.

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