Xanthomalitia

1985 QX4. Discovered 1985 Aug. 18 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Leonid Vasil'evich Xanthomaliti (Ksanfomaliti; b. 1932), radiometrist, photo-metrist, polarimetrist and altimetrist, discovered the Martian "anti-greenhouse" effect, hypothesized on the thunderbolt phenomena in Venus' atmosphere and predicted high volcanic activity on Venus. (M 38196)

The name was suggested by V. K. Abalakin. (7396) Brusin

1986 EQ2. Discovered 1986 Mar. 4 by W. Ferreri at La Silla.

Named in honor of Silvia Rosa Brusin, head of one of the principal Italian scientific programs. She is strongly involved in popular astronomy and is in close contact with scientists around the world. Her programs on Italian television constitute a serious reference for interested people. (M 34343)

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