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(327) Columbia

Reference work entry

Discovered 1892 Mar. 22 by A. Charlois at Nice.

Named in honor of Christopher Columbus (1446?–1506) to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his first voyage to the New World. See also the citation for planet  (334). (H 37)

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

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