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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} 96747 Crespodasilva is a main-belt asteroid discovered by Lucy D’Escoffier Crespo da Silva. While making observations, at the Wallace Astrophysical Observatory, August 16, 1999, she sighted this new asteroid.

Crespo da Silva was working toward an undergraduate degree in earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences at MIT and was to have graduated in December 2000. She took her own life in November 2000.<ref>Lucy Crespo da Silva, 22, a senior, dies in fall - MIT News Office</ref> Her area of specialization was observing light curves of minor planets.

Typically, astronomers will name their discoveries after other notable people or each other, but an exception was made in this case. After her death, Richard P. Binzel, an MIT planetary sciences faculty member, suggested that the minor planet Crespo da Silva had discovered be named for her.<ref name=JPL>96747 Crespodasilva at the JPL Small-Body Database


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} 96747 Crespodasilva is a main-belt asteroid discovered by Lucy D’Escoffier Crespo da Silva. While making observations, at the Wallace Astrophysical Observatory, August 16, 1999, she sighted this new asteroid.

Crespo da Silva was working toward an undergraduate degree in earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences at MIT and was to have graduated in December 2000. She took her own life in November 2000.<ref>Lucy Crespo da Silva, 22, a senior, dies in fall - MIT News Office</ref> Her area of specialization was observing light curves of minor planets.

Typically, astronomers will name their discoveries after other notable people or each other, but an exception was made in this case. After her death, Richard P. Binzel, an MIT planetary sciences faculty member, suggested that the minor planet Crespo da Silva had discovered be named for her.<ref name=JPL>96747 Crespodasilva at the JPL Small-Body Database


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