(2763) Jeans

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1982 OG. Discovered 1982 July 24 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in memory of the celebrated English astronomer James Hopwood Jeans (1877–1946), whose wide-ranging research embraced cosmogony, stellar evolution and stellar dynamics. Jeans was also a brilliant writer and popularizer of astronomy. (M 7621)

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

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