(4619) Polyakhova

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1977 RB7. Discovered 1977 Sept. 11 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of Elena Nikolaevna Polyakhova, assistant professor of astronomy at St. Petersburg University, well-known specialist on celestial mechanics who obtained, in particular, new insights into the problems of using solar sails in interplanetary space flight. (M 23352; M 26439)

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