(1997) Leverrier

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1963 RC. Discovered 1963 Sept. 14 at the Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn, Indiana.

Named in memory of Urbain Joseph Le Verrier (1811–1877), the French mathematical astronomer who predicted the existence of the planet Neptune. (M 4237)

Leverrier is also honored by craters on Mars and the Moon.

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