(1989 RB2 )
Incl: 6.52049
Eccent: 0.1664123
Period: 4.6719186369966 years
AU 2.7945815
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

4.9.1989 23:14 Haute Provence 5e43 43n56 observations 1

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Named for the Greek philosopher Demokritos of Abdera (460–380 B.C.), well-known for his atomistic theory of matter. He was a pupil of Leukippos {see planet  (5950)}, to whom he owed many ideas. His great concern was to harmonize Ionic cosmology with Greek ontology, and he is credited with at least 57 works on ethics, physics, nature, mathematics and art. He considered an observation to be the result of an interaction between observer and observed. (M 24919)

Demokritos is also honored by a lunar crater.

Avastatud: 4-9-1989 Avastamiskoht: Haute Provence Avastajad: Elst, E. W.

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