Doressoundiram

1982 OD. Discovered 1982 July 17 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Alain Doressoundiram (1968- ), French planetary scientist. Doressoundiram has worked on the collisional evolution of the population of minor planets, in particular the formation and evolution of binary systems during a family-forming collision. He has contributed to the spectroscopic characterization of a number of minor planet families and helped plan the Rosetta and DS4-Champollion space missions. (M 35485)

Name suggested and citation prepared by M. A. Barucci and M. Fulchignoni.

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