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is a main belt asteroid
The asteroid belt is the region of the Solar System located roughly between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter. It is occupied by numerous irregularly shaped bodies called asteroids or minor planets...
orbiting the Sun
The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System. It is almost perfectly spherical and consists of hot plasma interwoven with magnetic fields...
. It makes a revolution around the Sun once every 3 years. The time it takes to complete one rotation is greater than 20 hours. It was discovered by Grigory Nikolaevich Neujmin
Grigory Nikolayevich Neujmin was a Soviet/Russian astronomer.He is credited with the discovery of 74 asteroids, and notably 951 Gaspra and 762 Pulcova. The Minor Planet Center credits his discoveries under the name G. N. Neujmin, and his surname appears this way in the literature...
on September 21, 1928. It was named after Harlow Shapley
Harlow Shapley was an American astronomer.-Career:He was born on a farm in Nashville, Missouri, and dropped out of school with only the equivalent of a fifth-grade education...
, the American astronomer and director of Harvard Observatory.