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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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1985 US
Discovered by 20.10.1985 by A. Mrkos on Klet observatory
MPC 46008 (24.06.2002);old=0;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

Altamira is a cave in northern Spain, whose walls bear paintings and engravings - chiefly of bison, deer, horses and boar - dating from the Stone Age. It is one of the most important prehistoric painted caves. The paintings were discovered in 1879. The name was suggested by M. Tichý.