(3487) Edgeworth

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1978 UF. Discovered 1978 Oct. 28 by H. L. Giclas at Anderson Mesa.

Named in memory of Kenneth Essex Edgeworth (1880–1972), Irish engineer, economist, military man and independent theoretical astronomer, who reasoned that the solar system did not end with Neptune. As early as 1943 he pointed out the likely existence of a reservoir of potential comets near the invariable plane. This preceded the discovery of 1992 QB1 by almost half a century. (M 34618)

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