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Asteroid (4831) Baldwin

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Through his pioneering work on the impact origins of lunar craters, Ralph Baldwin (b. 1912, d. 2010) recognized the importance of impacts in the moon's geologic history. Baldwin's contributions to lunar science were published in his books The Face of the Moon (1949) and The Measure of the Moon (1963).
 
Baldwin was named an Honorary Member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada on 1981-01-31.
 
Orbit type: Main Belt Asteroid
 
Reference: MPC 41382
Name: 
Baldwin
Number: 
4831
Designation: 
1988 RX11
Disc. Date: 
1988-09-14
Discoverer: 
Bus, S.J.
Disc. Place: 
Cerro Tololo