99949 Miepgies

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Miepgies
Discovery and designation
Discovered by T. Gehrels
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Discovery date March 16, 1972
Designations
MPC designation 99949
1972 FD
Orbital characteristics
Epoch January 4, 2010
Aphelion 2.9490570
Perihelion 2.1865682
2.5678126
Eccentricity 0.1484705
1502.9460874
85.84740
Inclination 29.46986
353.42589
159.38794
Physical characteristics
14.4

99949 Miepgies[1] (1972 FD) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on March 16, 2007 by T. Gehrels at Palomar Observatory. It is named after Miep Gies - a Dutch citizen who hid Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis during World War II, and who discovered and preserved Anne's diary after Anne Frank's arrest and deportation.

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