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(2553) Viljev

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1979 FS2. Discovered 1979 Mar. 29 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of Mikhail Anatol’evich Vil’ev (1893–1919), who, because of his exceptional abilities and tireless efforts, and in spite of his short life, made a prodigious number of investigations in the areas of celestial mechanics, theoretical astronomy and the history of astronomy. (M 7785)

Viljev is also honored by a lunar crater.

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