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(2627) Churyumov

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1978 PP3. Discovered 1978 Aug. 8 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of Klim Ivanovich Churyumov {1937– }, an astronomer on the Astronomical Faculty of Kiev University known for his work on comets. He was a codiscoverer of periodic comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 1969. (M 8542)

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