Asteroid 280642, Doubs, was discovered on January 13, 2005 by Michel Ory at Jura Observatory near Vicques, Jura, Switzerland. It has a period of 5 years, 88 days.

It was named for a river in western Switzerland and eastern France, the Doubs (pronounced Do), which flows 453 kilometers (about 281 miles) from near Mouthe, Doubs department, France through western Switzerland and eastern France to empty into the Sa˘ne at Verdun-sur-le-Doubs, Saone-et-Loire, France.

The Doubs River

The meaning of asteroid Doubs seems to be: doubts (Henk Middelraad).

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