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Formed nearly a century ago to encourage international cooperation in the burgeoning field of astronomy, the IAU now regulates asteroid names—along with planets, minor planets, comets, moons and geographical features on planets and moons.
In 1960, a minor planet was named Mariacunitia in her honor by R. H. van Gent, and later, in 1973 when Richard Goldstein and his team at JPL discovered Venus to be covered in craters, Cunitz Crater received her name.
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