2956 Yeomans

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Yeomans
Discovery and designation
Discovered by E. Bowell
Discovery site Anderson Mesa Station of the Lowell Observatory
Discovery date April 28, 1982
Designations
MPC designation 2956
1982 HN1
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.0154045
Perihelion 2.5154471
Eccentricity 0.0903943
1679.7375914
225.11404
Inclination 2.86436
112.40469
120.71409
Physical characteristics
12.4

2956 Yeomans (1982 HN1) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on April 28, 1982 by Edward L. G. Bowell at the Anderson Mesa Station of the Lowell Observatory. It is named after Donald Keith Yeomans, an American astronomer.

In Popular Culture[edit]

  • In the 1995 Sliders first season episode Last Days, asteroid 2956 Yeomans (misspelled Yeoman in the episode) was the asteroid responsible for almost destroying the Earth by impact.

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