(1005) Arago

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Discovered 1923 Sept. 5 by S. I. Belyavskij at Simeis.

Named in honor of Françcois Arago (1786–1853), since 1843 director of the Paris Observatory, life-secretary of the Academy of Sciences, politician and author of the four volume Astronomie Populaire (1854–1857). (H 96)

Arago is also honored by craters on Mars and the Moon.

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