Stephen P. Synnott

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Stephen P. Synnott is an American astronomer,[1] and Voyager scientist[2] who discovered several moons of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

He discovered Metis, Puck, Larissa (recovered), Proteus,[3] and Thebe.

Legacy[edit]

The minor planet 6154 Stevesynnott was named in his honour.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IAU; retrieved 29 August 2010
  2. ^ daviddarling.info; retrieved 29 August 2010
  3. ^ daviddarling.info; retrieved 29 August 2010
  4. ^ Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Vol. 1, by Lutz D. Schmadel (2003), p. 513