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Dr. Jupiter Cheng has Asteroid 32027 named after her for her contribution to the field of asteroid science.


Asteroid 32027 has been named after Jupiter for her contribution to the field of asteroid science as announced at the 2023 Asteroids, Comets, Meteors Conference (ACM 2023, Flagstaff, Arizona). 


(32027) Jupitercheng = 2000 HO100

Discovery: 2000-04-24 / LONEOS / Anderson Mesa / 699

Hiu Ching Jupiter Cheng (b. 1995) is a Hongkongese planetary scientist with a Ph.D. in planetary geology from the University of Georgia. Her work on the structural geology and impact basins of 4 Vesta contributes toward understanding the tectonic evolution of the asteroid and its response to large impacts.




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