(1981 AA )
Incl: 24.03433
Eccent: 0.2957935
Period: 3.5541345161563 years
AU 2.3288553
Type: 0005

Discovery Chart

3.1.1981 06:53 Anderson Mesa 111w32 35n5 observations 1

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Named in honor of Eleanor F. (“Glo”) Helin, planetary scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in appreciation of her extraordinary contributions to the discovery of near-Earth minor planets. Her finding of 1976 AA (=2062 Aten) heralded the recognition of a new class of planet-crossers, and her initiation of the Palomar planet-crossing asteroid survey has resulted in increased worldwide interest in the observation of minor planets. Helin’s education and experience as a geologist and in the analysis of meteorites has provided a unique background for her interest in asteroids and comets. (M 11641)

Citation prepared by R. Helin.

Avastatud: 3-1-1981 Avastamiskoht: Anderson Mesa Avastajad: Bowell, E.

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