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99949 Miepgies

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Discovered by  T. Gehrels
MPC designation  99949
Observation arc  15997 days (43.80 yr)
Discovered  16 March 1972
Discoverer  Tom Gehrels
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Discovery date  16 March 1972
Alternative names  1972 FD
Orbital period  1,501 days
Orbits  Sun
Discovery site  Palomar Observatory
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Aphelion  2.9470993 AU (440.87978 Gm)
Similar  5535 Annefrank, Sun, 3047 Goethe

99949 Miepgies (1972 FD) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on March 16, 1972 by T. Gehrels at Palomar Observatory. It is named after Miep Gies, a Dutch citizen who hid Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis during World War II, and who discovered and preserved Anne's diary after Anne Frank's arrest and deportation.

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