Alexander Von Humboldt - Humboldt Astroid
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 36.378 W 090° 15.295
15S E 739033 N 4276663
Quick Description: The Mare Humboldtianum lunar mare is named after him, as is the asteroid 54 Alexandra.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 8/11/2014 6:27:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMM8K8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Asteroid location:

This is the German, and since I was not allowed to learn German from my father or grad-father I cannot translate
"(4877) Humboldt ist ein Asteroid des Hauptgürtels, der am 25. September 1973 vom niederländischen Forscherteam Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld und Tom Gehrels im Rahmen des Palomar-Leiden-Surveys entdeckt wurde.
Der Asteroid wurde nach Alexander von Humboldt benannt." ~ German Wikipedia

About him: "Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt (About this sound listen (help·info); September 14, 1769 – May 6, 1859) was a Prussian geographer, naturalist, and explorer, and the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767–1835). Humboldt's quantitative work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography.
"The Mare Humboldtianum lunar mare is named after him, as is the asteroid 54 Alexandra." ~ Wikipedia

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