(3789) Zhongguo

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1928 UF. Discovered 1928 Oct. 25 by Y. C. Chang at Williams Bay.

This minor planet, originally intended to be (1125) China, was accidentally usurped from that number and name by 1957 UN1, discovered by Y. C. Chang {see planet  (2051)} at the Purple Mountain Observatory. It seems therefore particularly appropriate that 1928 UF should receive the Chinese form of the name of China. The minor planet is a 2:1 Jupiter librator. (M 13179)

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