5006 Teller

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Teller
Discovery and designation
Discovered by E. F. Helin
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date April 5, 1989
Designations
MPC designation 5006
Named after
Edward Teller
1989 GL5
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.4018733
Perihelion 2.9652867
Eccentricity 0.0685685
2074.7801482
185.85181
Inclination 7.63851
102.87481
30.04781
Physical characteristics
11.2

5006 Teller (1989 GL5) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on April 5, 1989 by E. F. Helin at Palomar. It is named for Edward Teller (Ede Teller), a Hungarian-born American physicist, colloquially known as the "Father of the Hydrogen Bomb," a title he considered to be in poor taste.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I have always considered that description in poor taste." Teller, Memoirs, p. 546.

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