Spanish for “bad country,” early explorers of the American Southwest described as Malpais a countryside strewn with rough lava flows or rocks that was difficult to traverse. (M 41935)
The name was suggested by Van Francis Campbell, winner of a contest to name this minor planet in conjunction with the 1999 Flagstaff Festival of Science.
Avastatud: 9-3-1984 Avastamiskoht: Anderson Mesa Avastajad: Skiff, B. A.
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