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(2688) Halley

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1982 HG1. Discovered 1982 Apr. 25 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in memory of the great English astronomer Edmond Halley (1656–1742) on the occasion of the recovery, in October 1982, of the comet that bears his name. (M 7474)

Halley is also honored by craters on Mars and the Moon.

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