|Discovery and designation|
|Discovered by||N. Chernykh|
|Discovery date||May 15, 1977|
|Epoch May 14, 2008|
2862 Vavilov (1977 JP) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on May 15, 1977 by N. Chernykh at Nauchnyj. It is named after Russian plant geneticist Nikolai Vavilov and his physicist brother Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov. It potentially takes 800 hours to rotate.
- Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (2006) http://www.asu.cas.cz/~ppravec/neo.htm
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