9618 Johncleese

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9618 Johncleese is an asteroid in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter.


Johncleese is named after British comedian John Cleese. The asteroid is one of many main belt List of minor planets named after people. It is the second in a series of six asteroids carrying the names of members of the Monty Python comedy troupe:


Johncleese was discovered on 17 March 1993, at the European Southern Observatory during the Uppsala-ESO Survey of Asteroids and Comets (UESAC). Its initial designation was 1993 FQ8.

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