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Asteroid (7638) Gladman

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Named in honour of Brett Gladman (b.1966-04-19 in Wetaskawin, Alberta), a Canadian astronomer and dynamicist who studied at the University of Alberta, Queen's University (with Martin Duncan, Cornell University. Gladman has made important contributions to modeling the dynamical evolution of near-earth objects and the transport of meteorites, including those from the moon and Mars. Gladman has also carried out observational surveys of transneptunian objects and in 1997 was codiscoverer of the two irregular satellites of Uranus. Since then, he has helped discover a number of irregular satellites of the giant planets. See his home page.

Orbit type: Main Belt Asteroid 

Reference: MPC 35486

Name: 
Gladman
Number: 
7638
Designation: 
1984 UX
Disc. Date: 
1984-10-26
Discoverer: 
Bowell, E.
Disc. Place: 
Anderson Mesa