879 Ricarda is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on July 22, 1917.
This is a member of the dynamic Maria family of asteroids that most likely formed as the result of a collisional breakup of a parent body.
It is named after German intellectual Ricarda Huch. Main-belt asteroid 8847 Huch is also named after her.
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