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Mach


3949
1985 UL
Discovered by 20.10.1985 by A. Mrkos on Klet observatory
MPC 27734 (28.08.1996)
https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=3949;old=0;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

Named in memory of Ernst Mach (1838-1916), professor of physics at the universities of Graz and Prague and later professor of philosophy in Vienna. He made investigations on supersonic motion, explosions, electric sparks and philosophical positivism, and the Mach number and Mach's principle are forever associated with his name. Name suggested by J. Tichá and M. Šolc.