42981 Jenniskens

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42981 Jenniskens is a main belt asteroid with an orbital period of 1475.3877052 days (4.04 years).[1]

The asteroid was discovered on October 2, 1999 at Ondrejov Observatory, Czech Republic, by Petr Pravec. Originally designated "1999 TY224", the asteroid was subsequently named after astronomer Peter Jenniskens, an expert on meteor showers.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". NASA. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 
  2. ^ "42981 Jenniskens". SETI Institute. Retrieved 2009-05-22.