Planet Named After MLWGS Junior

Marquez (left) with Pamela Melroy,
former NASA Astronaut and
current Deputy Director of DARPA.
MIT's Lincoln Laboratory, in collaboration with the CERES Connection program and the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research program (LINEAR), has announced that a minor planet discovered by LINEAR (planet #28433) has been named SAMARQUEZ. The naming is to honor and recognize Samantha  Marquez (Chesterfield '14) for her scientific achievements.