19383 Rolling Stones

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Rolling Stones
Discovery and designation
Discovered by OCA-DLR Asteroid Survey
Discovery site Caussols
Discovery date January 29, 1998
MPC designation 19383
Named after
The Rolling Stones
1998 BZ32
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.6621096
Perihelion 1.9574338
Eccentricity 0.1525423
Inclination 6.79280
Physical characteristics

19383 Rolling Stones (1998 BZ32) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on January 29, 1998 by the OCA-DLR Asteroid Survey at Caussols. It has been named in honor of the English musical group The Rolling Stones.[1]

The asteroid's name is unusual in that it is expressed as two words, instead of "Rollingstones" which is the format used by most other minor planets named for individuals or groups (although the asteroid named after Pink Floyd is also expressed as two words).


  1. ^ Ash, Russell (10 November 2011). Boring, Botty and Spong. RHCP. p. 20. ISBN 978-1-4090-9739-6. 

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