Longo

1985 JL. Discovered 1985 May 15 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Giuseppe Longo (1920- ), a physicist at the University of Bologna. For most of his professional life a nuclear physicist, in the late 1980s Longo became interested in the Tunguska {see planet (5471)} event. He organized an expedition to the site of the explosion in 1991, at which time microscopic particles, trapped in the resin of surviving trees, were collected. Later detailed analysis showed that the

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