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(1931) Čapek

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1969 QB. Discovered 1969 Aug. 22 by L. Kohoutek at Bergedorf.

Named in memory of Karel Čapek (1890–1938), Czech dramatist and novelist, best known for his allegorical plays “R.U.R.” (Rossum’s Universal Robots) and The Insect Comedy and for his novel Krakatit. He anticipated both the destructive possibilities of nuclear physics and the moral problems these possibilities would raise. (M 18447)

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