Malhotra

1987 SL1. Discovered 1987 Sept. 21 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Renu Malhotra (1961- ), accomplished dynamicist and celestial mechanician at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston. Born and raised in India, she has made major contributions to our understanding of how resonances affect satellite systems, the asteroid belt, and particularly Pluto. Malhotra was awarded the Harold C. Urey Prize by the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society in 1997. Her talents and good spirits are much enjoyed by her colleagues. (M 31025)

Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by S. A. Stern, who also wrote the citation.

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