21656 Knuth

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Knuth
Discovery and designation
Discovered by P. Pravec and P. Kušnirák
Discovery site Ondřejov
Discovery date August 9, 1999
Designations
MPC designation 21656
Named after
Donald Knuth
1999 PX1
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.3200848
Perihelion 2.1000056
Eccentricity 0.2251031
1629.5332994
348.73309
Inclination 9.25301
130.32996
204.04123
Physical characteristics
14.7

21656 Knuth (1999 PX1) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on August 9, 1999 by P. Pravec and P. Kušnirák at the Ondřejov Observatory. It is named after Donald Knuth, a renowned computer scientist and mathematician, Professor Emeritus at Stanford University.

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