Sunshine

1981 EQ27. Discovered 1981 Mar. 2 by S. J. Bus at Siding Spring.

Named in honor of Jessica M. Sunshine, visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is best known for developing a technique called the "Modified Gaussian Model" that allows reflectance spectroscopy measurements to be deconvolved and interpreted in terms of constituent absorptions from a suite of mineral species. Sunshine has applied this technique to the study of minor planets, satellites, meteorites and the surfaces of Mars and the earth. (M 27126)

Citation prepared by R. P. Binzel.

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