Devine


Asteroid 3561, Devine, was discovered April 18, 1983 by Norman G. Thomas at the Anderson Mesa unit of Lowell Observatory near Flagstaff, Arizona. It has a period of 7 years, 318 days and is 32.74 kilometers (about 20 and 1/3 miles) in diameter.

Norman Thomas named this asteroid after his son-in-law, John Devine Hazelton, whose grandfather, Colonel John Devine, served with the British under General Charles Gordon at Khartoum during the Mahdist Revolt in the 1880s.

The meaning of asteroid Devine seems to be:heavenly (Henk Middelraad); divine (literally or metaphorically).



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