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(2479) Sodankylä

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1942 CB. Discovered 1942 Feb. 6 by Y. Väisälä at Turku.

Named for a large country commune, more than 12,000 square kilometers in area, in southern Lapland. A temporary observatory was erected there during the first Polar Year (1882–1883), and since 1913 the Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters has maintained its Geophysical Observatory there. (M 7946)

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