Andycheng

1982 HO1. Discovered 1982 Apr. 28 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Andrew F. Cheng (1951- ), planetary scientist at the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University. Cheng served as the project scientist on the NEAR mission to (433) Eros and has made significant contributions to a wide variety of solar-system topics, including the study of magnetospheres and investigations of minor-planet surfaces and geodesy using LIDAR techniques. (M 35491)

Name proposed by the discoverer and B. E. Clark, and citation written by J. Veverka.

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