|Discovered by||Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) project at Palomar|
|Discovery date||April 14, 2002|
|Epoch September 22, 2006 (JD 2454000.5 )|
|Semi-major axis||2.327 AU|
|Orbital period||1296.82 d, 3.55 a|
|Mean anomaly||70.087 °|
|Longitude of ascending node||203.456 °|
|Argument of perihelion||30.05 °|
|Absolute magnitude (H)||15.4|
It was discovered on April 14, 2002 at the Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) project at Palomar Observatory.
The asteroid was named after David Baltimore (b. 1938), renowned for his Nobel Prize-winning biological research and for his vision and leadership as the seventh president of the California Institute of Technology (1997–2006).
- Asteroid belt
- List of asteroids named after people
- List of asteroids/73001–74000
- Meanings of asteroid names (73001-74000)
- David Baltimore
- JPL Small-Body Database Browser. 73079 Davidbaltimore.
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