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(2002) Euler

Reference work entry

1973 QQ1. Discovered 1973 Aug. 29 by T. M. Smirnova at Nauchnyj.

Named for the great Swiss-born mathematician and astronomer Leonhard Euler (1707–1783), who spent much of his time in St. Petersburg and was associated with the Russian Academy of Sciences from the age of 20 until his death. Among the many contributions to astronomy were two theories for the motion of the Moon. (M 4238)

Euler is also honored by a lunar crater.

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