1952 UR. Discovered 1952 Oct. 23 at the Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn, Indiana.

Named in memory of Dean Benjamin McLaughlin (1901-1965), astronomical spectroscopist and geologist at Swarthmore College and the University of Michigan. He made the first rigorous spectroscopic measurement of stellar rotation - the rotation of Algol. He also applied his skill as a structural geologist to an interpretation of the telescopically observable markings on Mars, and this was later confirmed by direct observation from space vehicles. (M 6955) Citation prepared by O. C. Mohler.

McLaughlin is also honored by craters on Mars and the Moon.

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