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(3599) Basov

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1978 PB3. Discovered 1978 Aug. 8 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of the contemporary physicist Nikolaj Gennadievich Basov {1922– }, Nobel Prize Laureate {in 1964, with A. M. Prochorow {see planet  (7269)} and C. H. Townes} and one of the founders of quantum electronics. (M 22498)

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