Murchie

1990 QG4. Discovered 1990 Aug. 23 by H. E. Holt at Palomar.

Named in honor of Scott Murchie (1959- ), who has a diverse interest in planetary problems ranging from icy satellites, martian rocks and moons, to age dating of terrestrial rocks. On the staff of the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University, he is currently the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) Instrument Scientist for the Multispectral Imager and the Near-Infrared Spectrograph. His hard work and dedication to the NEAR project, starting long before launch, has been key to maximizing mission scientific return. When NEAR enters orbit around (433)

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