9917 Keynes is a main belt asteroid. It orbits the Sun once every 3.65 years.
Discovered on June 26, 1979 by Carlos Torres at the Cerro El Roble Astronomical Station, it was given the provisional designation "1979 MK" and later named Keynes after British economist John Maynard Keynes (1883–1946). This choice of name may have been inspired by the provisional designation (MK).
- ^ a b "9917 (1979 MK)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2008-02-01.
- ^ (9917) 1979 MK Minor Planet Center's Minor Planet Ephemeris Service