(1990 KP )
Incl: 18.03003
Eccent: 0.0680939
Period: 4.2245270908376 years
AU 2.6131961
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

16.5.1990 11:39 Sapporo 24e45 59n26 observations 1

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Named for the U.S. state in which the Minor Planet Center is located. In 1876, the Sapporo School of Agriculture (now Hokkaido University), located in what was then a very undeveloped region, invited William S. Clark, head of the Massachusetts University of Agriculture, to teach them about American agriculture and technology, which at that time was far more advanced. Before leaving to return to the United States, Clark uttered the pioneer spirit of Hokkaido’s people. On 1990 Feb. 7 Hokkaido {see planet  (3720)} and Massachusetts established a sister-state relationship. (M 19337)

Avastatud: 16-5-1990 Avastamiskoht: Sapporo Avastajad: Endate, K., Watanabe, K.

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