5676 Voltaire

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5676 Voltaire is a main belt asteroid with an orbital period of 1430.7047683 days (3.92 years).[1]

The asteroid was discovered on September 9, 1986, by the Soviet astronomer Lyudmila Karachkina. It is named in honor of the eighteenth-century French philosopher Voltaire.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". NASA. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D.; International Astronomical Union (2003). Dictionary of minor planet names. Springer. p. 481. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 9 September 2011.