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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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1980 GL
Discovered by 13.04.1980 by A. Mrkos on Klet observatory
MPC 27735 (28.08.1996);old=0;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

Named in memory of the American athlete James Cleveland (Jesse) Owens (1913-1980), one of the finest track-and-field competitors in history. In the space of 45 minutes on 1935 May 26, Owens equalled the world record for the 100-yard dash and set new world records for the 220-yard dash, the 220-yard low hurdles and the long jump. At the 1936 Olympics ho won four gold medals, equalling or setting new records in every event. Name suggested by G. V. Williams, who made the identifications involving this object.