MSS15 Cristian Lazar - a winner of the SGAC Name an Asteroid competition!

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Geraldine Moser Tuesday, 14 October 2014 12:01

ISU MSS15 student Cristian Lazar made a proposal to name an asteroid in the SGAC "Name an Asteroid" Campaign. Yesterday its proposal got accepted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). “The asteroid will carry the name "MarinBica" , name proposed and promoted by myself, after my Astronomy/Astrophysics professor - Marin Dacian BICA - who passed away tragically last year, and I did this action in his honor. And my proposal was selected from other 1500 proposals from around the world. I am so happy ! » said Cristian.

Further info :

http://spacegeneration.org/index.php/en/home-news/news/1157-sgac-announces-results-of-the-name-an-asteroid-campaign-6-asteroids-named 

Here are some physical aspects about this asteroid:

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi#top