24068 Simonsen

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24068 Simonsen is a main belt asteroid with an orbital period of 1457.5522523 days (3.99 years).[1]

The asteroid was discovered on October 8, 1999, and was originally known as "Asteroid 1995TR156." It was renamed "24068 Simonsen" for then science teacher Larry Simonsen Jr., who mentored a finalist in the 2007 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC). The DCYSC, a national middle school science competition, chose 40 finalists from state science fair competitions to share their work at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.


References[edit]

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Ceres Connection 2007 Award Honorees

https://www.ll.mit.edu/outreach/2007honorees.html#S

Jet Propulsion Laboratories NASA Small-Body Database Browser

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?24068


  1. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". NASA. Retrieved 2008-06-24. 

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