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(2096) Väinö

Reference work entry

1939 UC. Discovered 1939 Oct. 18 by Y. Väisälä at Turku.

Named for Väinämöinen, an old and wise magician, a central figure in Finnish folklore and Kalevala {see planet  (1454)}. This minor planet also honors Väinö Väisälä, brother of the discoverer. (M 5451)

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