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Asteroid (6081) Cloutis

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Edward Cloutis (b.1958), professor at the University of Winnipeg, studies the spectra of mineral assemblages similar to those found on planetary surfaces. He studied at the University of Alberta and finished a Ph.D. in 1992 under Dorian Smith and was the first to derive a relationship between the olivine-orthopyroxene fraction and the ratio of silicate absorption bands in reflectance spectra.

Orbit type: Main Belt Asteroid

Reference: MPC 46007

Name: 
Cloutis
Number: 
6081
Designation: 
1981 EE35
Disc. Date: 
1981-03-02
Discoverer: 
Bus, S.J.
Disc. Place: 
Siding Spring