Asteroid 8096, Emilezola, was discovered on July 20, 1993 by Eric W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory. It has a period of 3 years, 256 days and is miles in diameter.

It was named for French writer Emile Zola (1840-1902), founder of the naturalist movement in literature. He is said to be an uncritical determinist with a naive faith in science, although he did believe that human nature could be perfected. His famous polemic "J'accuse" (I Accuse) defending the unjustly imprisoned French army officer Alfred Dreyfus forced him out of his homeland, and he fled to Britain.

Emile Zola

The meaning of asteroid Emilezola seems to be:unafraid to face ugly truths, the cold hard truth, polemics, released.

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