17744 Jodiefoster

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Jodiefoster
Discovery and designation
Discovered by OCA-DLR Asteroid Survey
Discovery site Caussols
Discovery date January 18, 1998
Designations
MPC designation 17744
Named after
Jodie Foster
1998 BZ31
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.1399490
Perihelion 1.6451668
Eccentricity 0.3123816
1351.7367790
33.47544
Inclination 3.06949
240.88938
101.93595
Physical characteristics
15.1

17744 Jodiefoster (1998 BZ31) is a Mars-crossing asteroid discovered on January 18, 1998 by the OCA-DLR Asteroid Survey at Caussols. It is named after the actress Jodie Foster. The original citation from Minor Planet Circular 46683 reads :

Foster is an accomplished actress and film director. She played Eleanor "Ellie" Arroway in Robert Zemeckis' movie Contact, based on the novel by the same name written by Carl Sagan[citation needed].

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