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Searching database of minor planet names

The catalog of asteroids discovered at Klet can be searched in two ways. In the first one, pick a starting letter of asteroid's name from the listed alphabet. In the second way, start writing an expression to search (diacritics is allowed), and after at least three letters are typed, the results are automatically listed. The search can also be performed only on asteroid names, catalogue numbers, date of discovery or names of the discoverers.

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Mr. Tompkins


12448
1996 XW18
Discovered by 12.12.1996 by M. Tichý a Z. Moravec on Klet observatory
MPC 41032 (26.07.2000)
https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=12448;old=0;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

Mr. Tompkins is the bank clerk well known from George Gamow's popular books Mr. Tompkins in Wonderland and Mr. Tompkins Explores the Atom. His fantastic dreams and adventures help explain Einstein's theory of relativity, cosmology, atomic structure and quantum theory.