Polypoites

(1985 TL3 )
CURRENT POSITION: 18 TAU 9
Incl: 19.64204
Eccent: 0.0622213
Period: 11.944428316016 years
AU 5.2251269
Type: 0009

Discovery Chart

14.10.1985 09:04 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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Named after the victor in a contest among the Greeks to see who would win an iron meteorite by throwing it the farthest. Polypoites flung the meteorite “as far as a herdsman throws a cattle staff, rifling it clear across the herd”. When it landed it probably made a small impact crater. (M 12976)

Name proposed by Dorothy and Jerome Preston, who suggested that, had the discoverers been present at the Trojan War, they might have studied with some interest the result of Polypoites’ throw.

Avastatud: 14-10-1985 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: Shoemaker, C. S.

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