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Asteroid Named for Center Assistant Director!

Dr. Devin SchraderCongratulations to Center Assistant Director Devin Schrader for having an asteroid named in his honor!

Asteroid (117581) Devinschrader was discovered in 2005 by Mount Lemmon Survey at Mount Lemmon, Arizona.

From the June, 2017 Minor Planet Circular:

Devin Schrader … is a meteoriticist and cosmochemist, and is Assistant Director of the Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University. He is a Science Team Collaborator with the Carbonaceous Meteorite Working Group for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.

Devin is one of three current Center members with asteroids named in their honor; the others are:

  • Center Director Meenakshi Wadhwa – Asteroid (8356) Wadhwa
  • Center Founding Director Carleton Moore – Asteroid (5046) Carletonmoore

Asteroid DevinschraderImage credit: NASA/JPL. Additional Notes: The orbits shown are color coded. The planets are white lines, and the asteroid/comet is a blue line. The bright white line indicates the portion of the orbit that is above the ecliptic plane, and the darker portion is below the ecliptic plane. Likewise for the asteroid/comet orbit, the light blue indicates the portion above the ecliptic plane, and the dark blue the portion below the ecliptic plane.