(1916) Boreas

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1953 RA. Discovered 1953 Sept. 1 by S. Arend at Uccle.

Named for the god of the north wind, this Amor-type {see planet  (1221)} object was discovered as it moved rapidly northward after passing the ascending node of its orbit. (M 6833)

Name proposed by J. Meeus.

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