(1671) Chaika

Reference work entry

1934 TD. Discovered 1934 Oct. 3 by G. N. Neujmin at Simeis.

The name means sea gull. This planet honors V. V. Nikolajeva-Tereshkova who was given the name the “sea gull” as she was the first woman to fly in space. (M 2740)

Name proposed by the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, Leningrad.

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