Named in memory of the Swedish physicochemist Svante August Arrhenius (1859–1927). A professor in Stockholm, he received the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1903. He was the first to explain, in 1900, the formation of the tails of comets as a result of radiation pressure. (M 25977)
Arrhenius is also honored by craters on Mars and on the Moon. See also the citation for planet (5699).
Avastatud: 24-9-1960 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: van Houten, C. J., van Houten-Groeneveld, I., Gehr
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