Asteroid 23323, Anand, was discovered on January 20, 2001 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) Team in Socorro, New Mexico. It has a period of 5 years, 105 days.

It was named for teenage 2007 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair entrant Vikas Anand (born 1989)of Jericho, New York.

Vikas Anand

Raymond Andrews (now Raymond Scott) has linked asteroid Anand to interest in religion or philosophy, especially Eastern.

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