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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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1979 UR
Discovered by 19.10.1979 by A. Mrkos on Klet observatory
MPC 42680 (9.05.2001);old=0;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

Ur was an important city of ancient southern Mesopotamia (Sumer), situated near the Euphrates River. The excavations at Ur discovered architectural monuments, including the ziggurat, and they greatly enlarged our knowledge of Mesopotamian history. The name was suggested by J. Tichá.