(3497) Innanen

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1941 HJ. Discovered 1941 Apr. 19 by L. Oterma at Turku.

Named in honor of the Finnish-Canadian astronomer Kimmo Innanen, wellknown specialist in celestial mechanics and galactic dynamics. With Seppo Mikkola {see planet  (3381)} he predicted the existence of “Mars Trojans”, the first of which was recently discovered. (M 18451)

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