1938 SX. Discovered 1938 Sept. 22 by Y. Váisalá at Turku.

Named in memory of Rachel Louise Carson (19071964). While a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, she autored Under the Sea Wind, The Sea Around Us and The Edge of the Sea. But she is best remembered for Silent Spring, a landmark book that created a wide awareness of the dangers of environmental pollution and fundamentally altered humankind's perception of our global environment. (M 27129)

Name proposed and citation prepared by G. C. L. Aik-man.

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