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(993) Moultona

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Discovered 1923 Jan. 12 by G. Van Biesbroeck at Williams Bay.

Named by the discoverer in honor of the American astronomer and mathematician Forest Ray Moulton (1872–1952) who is wellknown for his work on celestial mechanics. (H 95)

Moulton is also honored by a lunar crater.

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