Lamy

1981 EN12. Discovered 1981 Mar. 1 by S. J. Bus at Siding Spring.

Named in honor of Philippe Lamy, since 1973 a staff scientist at the Laboratoire d'Astronomie Spatiale, Marseilles. Lamy has been involved in studies of solar-system dust for more than 20 years. He has specialized in circumsolar, interplanetary and cometary dust, particularly in their optical and light-scattering properties. He is currently studying cometary nuclei using HST and ISO and is involved in a number of space missions (SOHO, Cassini and Rosetta). (M 27458)

Citation provided by M. A. Barucci following a suggestion by E. Bowell.

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