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(3226) Plinius

Reference work entry

6565 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named for Pliny (62–114), the Roman author who described the A.D. 79 eruption of Vesuvius. (M 16591)

Plinius is also honored by a lunar crater.

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