|Discovery and designation|
|Discovered by||E. F. Helin|
|Discovery date||April 5, 1989|
|Named after||Edward Teller|
|Alternative names||1989 GL5|
|Epoch May 14, 2008|
|Longitude of ascending node||102.87481|
|Argument of perihelion||30.04781|
|Absolute magnitude (H)||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.
- "I have always considered that description in poor taste." Teller, Memoirs, p. 546.
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