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|Discovered by||B. Jekhovsky|
|Discovery date||April 29, 1921|
|Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)|
953 Painleva is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. It was discovered on 29 April 1921 by the Russian astronomer Benjamin Jekhowsky. The planet was named in honor of the French statesman and mathematician Paul Painlevé.
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