Neukum

1980 FR1. Discovered 1980 Mar. 16 by C.-I. Lagerkvist at La Silla.

Named in honor of Gerhard Neukum, director of the DLR Institute of Planetary Exploration in BerlinAdlershof, which he has led with great dedication and enthusiasm through the challenging years following German reunification. His research on the impact record of the moon, the terrestrial planets and the minor planets has led to a method of age determination that is applicable to all planetary surfaces in the solar system. (M 26931)

Name proposed by the discoverer and G. Hahn, who prepared the citation.

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