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Asteroid (3666) Holman

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Named in honour of Matthew J. Holman (b. 1967- ), astronomer in the planetary sciences division at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He is particularly known for his long-term investigations on the stability of the outer solar system by means of the sympletic integrator he co-developed, and he has studied the stability of planets around other stars. Recently, he has also become an active observer of centaurs and trans-neptunian objects.

Reference: MPC 34619

Name: 
Holman
Number: 
3666
Designation: 
1979 HP
Disc. Date: 
1979-04-19
Discoverer: 
Muzzio, J.C.
Disc. Place: 
Cerro Tololo