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(1570) Brunonia

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1948 TX. Discovered 1948 Oct. 9 by S. Arend at Uccle.

This planet is named in honor of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. Chartered in 1764, it is the seventh oldest university in the United States. Its astronomical history dates back to the transit of Venus in 1769, observed by Prof. Benjamin West. Two local streets are named Planet and Transit. (M 1040)

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