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(1785) Wurm

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1941 CD. Discovered 1941 Feb. 15 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in memory of Karl Wurm (1899–1975), who is well-known for his work on interstellar matter and cometary physics. He worked at Potsdam, the Yerkes Observatory, and later at the Hamburg-Bergedorf Observatory. He was president of IAU Commission 15 from 1958 to 1964. (M 4156)

Obituaries published in Coelum, Vol. 43, p. 114–115 (1975); Orion, 33. Jahrg., p. 82 (1975); Sterne Weltraum, Vol. 14, p. 113 (1975); Astrophys. Space Sci., Vol. 35, p. 221–222 (1975); Mitt. Astron. Ges., Nr. 38, p. 14–16 (1976).

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