The discovery of Asteroid 1621 Laurentia


The 1621 Laurentia Asteroid was named for an amateur French chemist, Joseph Jean Pierre Laurent by its discovered Paul and Prosper Henri on 21 April 1876. Laurentia is also the botanical name of the Virginia blue creeper ; they are not related. And finally there isĀ  the Laurentian Mountain Range in Canada; no relation there…

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