1949 GJ. Discovered 1949 Apr. 4 at the Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn, Indiana.

Named in honor of Michael E. Lipschutz, professor of chemistry at Purdue University and author or coauthor of more than 100 scientific papers on meteorites, radiochemistry, cosmochemistry, the Antarctic and extraterrestrial materials processing. Recipient of the first annual Nininger {see planet (2421)} Award for meteorite research in 1962, he has also received three NASA achievement awards and in 1986 was given a certificate of appreciation by the National Commission on Space. He has served as treasurer and council member of the Meteoritical Society (1979-1984), was associate editor of the proceedings of the eleventh Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (1980) and co-convenor of a workshop on Antarctic Glaciology and Meteorites (1982). (M 12012) Name proposed by F. K. Edmondson.

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