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(5668) Foucault

Reference work entry

1984 FU. Discovered 1984 Mar. 22 by A. Mrkos at Kleť.

Named in memory of Jean Bernard Léon Foucault (1819–1868), French physicist and astronomer, well known for his pendulum demonstration of the earth’s rotation, first in Paris in 1851. (M 30476)

Name suggested by J. Tichá, M. Tichý and Z. Moravec.

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