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(2801) Huygens

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1935 SU1. Discovered 1935 Sept. 28 by H. van Gent at Johannesburg.

Named in memory of Christian Huygens (1629–1695), celebrated Dutch physicist and astronomer, well known for his wave theory of light and as the discoverer of Saturn’s satellite Titan. (M 18135)

Huygens is also honored by a crater on Mars.

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