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New Asteroid named Rehoboth

Published by Apr 02, 2007

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On 2 April 2007, the asteroid 145475 that was discovered on 12 October 2005 by American Professor Larry Molnar was officially named Rehoboth.

The 3 kilometer-wide asteroid was discovered by Professor Molnar in 2005. It is orbiting the sun as part of the great asteroid belt. The discoverer has the opportunity to put forward the name of the asteroid to the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Professor Molnar decided on the name ‘Rehoboth’ to honour the Rehoboth Christian School situated in New Mexico (US), right next to the observatory with which the discovery was made.