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4923 Clarke

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Discovered by  Schelte J. Bus
Alternative names  1981 EO27
Observation arc  15630 days (42.79 yr)
Orbits  Sun
Named after  Arthur C. Clarke
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Discovery date  2 March 1981
Minor planet category  Main belt
Discovered  2 March 1981
Discoverer  Schelte J. Bus
Discovery site  Siding Spring Observatory
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Aphelion  2.5769535 AU (385.50676 Gm)
Similar  GRB 080319B, Solar System, Sun, Asteroid belt

4923 Clarke is an asteroid. It was discovered on March 2, 1981 by Schelte J. Bus who also discovered 5020 Asimov on the same day. It orbits within the main asteroid belt.†

The asteroid is named after the science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, author of 2001: A Space Odyssey. In the postscript to his novel 3001: The Final Odyssey, Clarke jokingly expresses disappointment that he did not receive asteroid 2001 as his namesake, instead it was named for Albert Einstein.

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