| H. Debehogne|
24 February 1987
La Silla Observatory
| 24 February 1987|
22177 days (60.72 yr)
| 1987 DU6; 1955 MS
1971 GE; 1990 CB|
Solar System, Asteroid belt, Sun, 85 Io
4942 Munroe Wikipedia
4942 Munroe (1987 DU6) is a main-belt minor planet discovered by Henri Debehogne at La Silla Observatory in Chile on February 24, 1987.
In 2013, it was named after Randall Munroe, a former NASA roboticist and the author of the xkcd webcomic. The name was chosen by xkcd readers Lewis Hulbert and Jordan Zhu.
Munroe calculates that the asteroid is between 6 and 10 kilometers in diameter, comparable in size to the Chicxulub asteroid.