1979 Sakharov

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Sakharov
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Discovery date September 24, 1960
Designations
MPC designation 1979
Named after
Andrei Sakharov
2006 P-L
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.6105373
Perihelion 2.1366917
Eccentricity 0.0998152
1335.7146652
321.17373
Inclination 6.04619
202.70288
221.25473
Physical characteristics
13.5

1979 Sakharov (2006 P-L) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on September 24, 1960 by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels at Palomar Observatory. It is named in honour of a distinguished Russian physicist Andrei Sakharov.

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