|Discovered by||Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) project at Palomar|
|Discovery date||April 14, 2002|
|Epoch September 22, 2006 (JD 2454000.5 )|
|1296.82 d, 3.55 a|
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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