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(3942) Churivannia

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1977 RH7. Discovered 1977 Sept. 11 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in memory of the father and the older brother of the astronomer K. I. Churyumov {see planet  (2627)}, friend of the discoverer. Ivan Ivanovich Churyumov (1907–1942) perished in World War II near Kharkov, and Ivan Ivanovich Churyumov (1929–1988) was a philosopher and poet. (M 19694)

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