1449 Virtanen (provisional designation: 1938 DO) is a main belt asteroid with an orbital period of 1210.0044377 days (3.31 years). It was discovered on February 20, 1938 by Yrjö Väisälä at Iso-Heikkilä Observatory in Turku, Finland. It is named after the Finnish chemist Artturi Ilmari Virtanen.
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