1993 UP8. Discovered 1993 Oct. 20 by E. W. Elst at La Silla.

Named in honor of Peter Cotur (1944- ), scientific journalist at the newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws in Brussels {see planet (2689)} and a good friend of the discoverer. Educated in biology at the University of Ghent {see planet (9473)}. he is especially interested in medicine, environmental problems, space technology and astronomy in general. Fascinated by history, he is currently occupied in discovering the earliest facts about technical and scientific inventions, as well as about peculiarities in the lives of the inventors. (M 34630)

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