3412 Kafka

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3412 Kafka is a small main belt asteroid. It was discovered by Randolph L. Kirk and Donald James Rudy in 1983. It is named after Franz Kafka, the Austrian-Czech writer. Its period is about 1212 days (3 years and 116 days), so it is passed by Earth about every 523 days (1 year and 158 days).[1]



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