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|Discovery and designation|
|Discovered by||E. W. Elst|
|Discovery site||European Southern Observatory|
|Discovery date||August 6, 1991|
|Epoch May 14, 2008|
9860 Archaeopteryx (1991 PW9) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on August 6, 1991 by Eric Walter Elst at the European Southern Observatory. It is named after the earliest known bird Archaeopteryx, which dates from the Jurassic Period.
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